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Liberal Professor Alan Dershowitz Calls Ted Cruz “Brilliant”

Posted by Steve Markowitz on April 7, 2014

Alan DershowitzHarvard professor Alan Dershowitz is an un-avowed liberal.  However, unlike many liberal professors today, Dershowitz is true to his ACLU type beliefs even if they encroach on Leftist dogma.

Now, after 50 years of employment at Harvard University, Dershowitz is hanging up his spurs and retiring.  The good professor was recently interviewed by Madeleine Morgenstern of the Philadelphia Inquirer who questioned Dershowitz about some of his former students who went on to become famous.  His comments include:

Former presidential adviser David Gergen– “Very quiet, very quiet.  Not memorable in the classroom, but outside the classroom, when we would talk, he clearly was a leader.  You could see that.

Former United States Sen. Elizabeth Dole– “She was very talkative, and she was in a class of practically all women because in those days family law was called women’s law because women were thought to be only suited for the soft stuff.  She was not soft at all.  She was brilliant.”

CNBC’s Jim Cramer of Mad Money – “Jim didn’t come to class all that often.  He was buying and selling stocks.  You know, his answering machine when he was my research assistant had stock tips.

Ted CruzFormer New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer– “So terrific a research assistant!  Maybe everything that happened to him since was my fault because one day I said to him, ‘Eliot, you’re working too hard. Go out and have some fun.'”

Perhaps Dershowitz’s most telling remarks came when he discussed United States Sen. Ted Cruz of whom he said:  “Off-the-charts brilliant.  And you know, liberals make the terrible mistake, including some of my friends and colleagues, of thinking that all conservatives are dumb.  And I think one of the reasons that conservatives have been beating liberals in the courts and in public debates is because we underestimate them. Never underestimate Ted Cruz. He is off-the-chart brilliant.  I don’t agree with his politics.

This high praise for Cruz must be causing heartburn within much of the Progressive Left and its pals in the mainstream media.  The false narrative created for most politicians who dare to disagree with Leftist dogma is that their opponents are somehow ignorant, approaching subhuman standing.  This fascist approach to politics is meant to discourage reasonable debate and political discourse.  It is likely that Dershowitz’s very public and positive comments concerning Ted Cruz relates to the professor’s concern for the fascist approach embraced by many of his Leftist cohorts.

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3 Responses to “Liberal Professor Alan Dershowitz Calls Ted Cruz “Brilliant””

  1. kp152 said

    There are smart people on the left and the right. There are also dumb people on the left and the right.

  2. I agree with your conclusion concerning good and bad on the right and the left. However, there have been periods of time when one side or the other takes control of the the demonization process to beat down the opposition. The 1950s and much of the 1960s were a time when the right attempted to cut off debate by claiming those who disagreed with their philosophies as un-American or communists. In recent decades the left has used such fascist attacks in an effort to stop dissent and political debate on progressive policies.

  3. kp152 said

    The swinging pendulum. Got it.

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