Jeffrey Rosen

discusses

Louis D. Brandeis:
American Prophet

This event includes a book signing

Date

May
24
Tuesday
May 24, 2016
7:00 PM

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

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Harvard Book Store welcomes professor of law and contributing editor to The Atlantic JEFFREY ROSEN for a discussion of his latest book, Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet.

About Louis D. Brandeis

According to Jeffrey Rosen, Louis D. Brandeis was “the Jewish Jefferson,” the greatest critic of what he called “the curse of bigness,” in business and government, since the author of the Declaration of Independence. Published to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of his Supreme Court confirmation on June 1, 1916, Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet argues that Brandeis was the most farseeing constitutional philosopher of the twentieth century. In addition to writing the most famous article on the right to privacy, he also wrote the most important Supreme Court opinions about free speech, freedom from government surveillance, and freedom of thought and opinion. And as the leader of the American Zionist movement, he convinced Woodrow Wilson and the British government to recognize a Jewish homeland in Palestine. Combining narrative biography with a passionate argument for why Brandeis matters today, Rosen explores what Brandeis, the Jeffersonian prophet, can teach us about historic and contemporary questions involving the Constitution, monopoly, corporate and federal power, technology, privacy, free speech, and Zionism.

Praise

"As we debate today's issues of free speech and privacy, or wrestle with the powers of big government and corporations, we should be guided by the wisdom of Brandeis. In this insightful biography, Jeffrey Rosen shows why this visionary philosopher matters today." —Walter Isaacson, President, The Aspen Institute; Author, Benjamin FranklinEinstein, and Steve Jobs

Jeffrey Rosen
Jeffrey Rosen

Jeffrey Rosen

Jeffrey Rosen is President and CEO of the National Constitution Center, professor of law at The George Washington University Law School, and a contributing editor of The Atlantic. His books include The Supreme Court, The Most Democratic Branch, The Naked Crowd, The Unwanted Gaze, and, as co-editor, Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change.

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