The Best Defense by Alan M. Dershowitz

“In law, as in some sports, the best defense is often a good offense” (pg. 188). Alan M. Dershowitz exemplifies that statement. Dershowitz is, at heart, a defense attorney. And is proud of it.

The Best Defense not only provides an inside look into many of the cases he has been involved in, but also shares his distrust of the government and high regard for those who zealously defend those unable to defend themselves.

“The zealous defense attorney is the last bastion of liberty–the final barrier between an overreaching government and its citizens. The job of the defense attorney is to challenge the government; to make those in power justify their conduct in relation to the powerless; to articulate and defend the right of those who lack the ability or resources to defend themselves” (pg. 415).