Dennis Prager: The Case for Judaism (March 11, 2008)
Nationally syndicated radio talk show host Dennis Prager – described in Jewish Week as “one of the three most interesting minds in American Jewish life” – offers compelling arguments in favor of Judaism, developed over many years of speaking to people from virtually every religion and culture. Prager, a popular radio talk show host since 1982, is the author of The Nine Questions People Ask About Judaism, Why the Jews?, The Reason for Antisemitism and Happiness Is a Serious Problem. He has been a columnist for Moment magazine for 20 years.
Alan Dershowitz and Jeffrey Toobin on the Origins of Human Rights (December 12, 2004)
Where do “rights” come from? Professor Alan Dershowitz provides an entirely new resolution to this age-old dilemma: rights, he argues, do not come from God, nature, logic, or law alone, but from particular experiences with injustice, and from trial and error. He also touches on the rights of prisoners and the situation in theMiddle East. His new book is Rights from Wrongs. Professor Dershowitz speaks with Jeffrey Toobin, CNN legal analyst and New Yorker staff writer.
James D. Watson in Conversation with Eric Kandel (October 2, 2007)
Two Nobel Laureates discuss the genome and more. James D. Watson changed the course of history with his discovery of DNA, “the secret of life.” Watson was the director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory inNew Yorkfrom 1963 to 1993 and is now its chancellor. He is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the National Medal of Science, and, with Francis Crick and Maurice Wilkins, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1962. He is also the author of numerous books, including Avoid Boring People and Other Lessons from a Life in Science. Eric Kandel, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, is a professor at Columbia University.
Clarence Thomas in Conversation with Jan Crawford Greenberg (October 16, 2007)
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaks with Jan Crawford Greenberg on his career in the court system, his shift in ideology from radical to conservative, and his opinions on affirmative action and the limits of the power of the court. Clarence Thomas is a graduate ofYaleUniversityLawSchooland the author of My Grandfather’s Son: A Memoir. Jan Crawford Greenberg is a legal correspondent with ABC News and author of Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court.
Alan Dershowitz vs. Dennis Prager: The Left, the Right and Judaism in America (October 8, 2009)
Two of the nation’s most provocative voices on issues surrounding Judaism and theMiddle Eastconflict come together. Alan Dershowitz is the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law atHarvardLawSchool. His recent books include Rights From Wrong, The Case forIsraeland The Case for Peace. Dennis Prager is one ofAmerica’s most influential radio talk show hosts, columnists and speakers and the author of, most recently, The Nine Questions People Ask about Judaism. Moderated by David Frum.