Alan Dershowitz Gets Roasted For Complaining He’s Now an Outcast on Martha’s Vineyard Over Trump Support


Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz recently penned an opinion piece in which, among other things, he lamented how awful things are in his life with people shunning him for his defense of President Donald Trump.

In an article for The Hill, Dershowitz scolded Congresswoman Maxine Waters(D-CA) and other “rude extremists” calling for people to confront Trump Administration officials in public. As Dershowitz wrote that the world seems to force people to be either squarely pro or anti-Trump, he wrote that “I know this because I have experienced this firsthand on Martha’s Vineyard.”

From there, Dershowitz continued on to talk about how he’s been ostracized from the social circles of Martha’s Vineyard because he keeps making arguments in defense of Trump’s civil liberties and various legal disputes. He went on to bemoan his “fairweather friends” ignoring his Left-leaning political views, and compared his Martha’s Vineyard exclusion to McCarthyism:

“This is all familiar to me, since I lived through McCarthyism in the 1950s, when lawyers who represented alleged communists on civil libertarian grounds were shunned. Some of these lawyers and victims of McCarthyism lived on Martha’s Vineyard. I never thought I would see McCarthyism come to Martha’s Vineyard, but I have. I wonder if the professor who refuses to listen to anything I have to say also treats his students similarly. Would he listen to a student who actively supported Trump? What about one who simply supported his civil liberties?”

Dershowitz’s piece hasn’t been terribly well received:

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