Alan Dershowitz Insists He’s ‘Not Whining’ Over Being Shunned By Liberal Pals
Alan Dershowitz took to Twitter on Tuesday to insist he wasn’t “whining” about being shunned by old friends in Martha’s Vineyard, who don’t agree with his pro-Trump ideology.
(1/2) I’m reveling not whining. I’m proud of taking an unpopular, principled position that gets me shunned by partisan zealots. It’s not about me. I couldn’t care less about being shunned by such people. It’s about their unwillingness to engage in dialogue.— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) July 3, 2018
As the July 4 holiday loomed on the vacation paradise, the legal eagle poured fuel on the fire of the nation’s debate over “civility” in the Trump era.
In an op-ed for The Hill, Dershowitz, an emeritus professor at Harvard Law School and frequent cable news talking head, expressed his frustration over being banned from the summer social scene because he defends President Trump’s civil liberties.
He claimed that he doesn’t mind being given the cold shoulder, but laments what his ostracization means for America.
(2/2) It’s bad enough when college students demand trigger warnings and safe spaces to avoid hearing views with which they disagree. But it’s worse when it comes from professors and media people. It’s a dangerous sign of the times.— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) July 3, 2018
Not everybody in the Twittersphere was happy with his claims.
I mean sometimes friends just decide it’s time to cut the toxically narcissistic authoritarianism apologists out of their life, Alan, it’s just a thing that happens— your friend Helen (@hels) July 2, 2018
when Alan Dershowitz arrives at the Vineyard all the little whales on people’s shorts pointedly turn in the other direction— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) July 3, 2018
Socrates was forced to eat hemlock. Ovid, Dante, & Emma Goldman were sent into exile. Margaret Sanger was jailed. Rosa Luxemburg, Gandhi and Martin Luther King were killed. Spinoza was excommunicated. Alan Dershowitz can’t find anyone to dine with at Martha’s Vineyard.— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) July 2, 2018
This story "Dershowitz Insists ‘Not Whining’ Over Being Shunned" was written by Alyssa Fisher.