The notorious Alan Dershowitz is going to be lecturing at my old school, on his newest book, Why Terrorism Works. The guy is definitely a character... I'll admit that I'm not as well-versed about him as I should be. What should I ask him? There's been some serious backlash on these forums about him before...
I used to detest Dershowitz because he was an ACLU lawyer and also because he was on OJ's "dream team". However I read a book he wrote (title forgotten) which had an essay in it taking to task the universities and colleges for their devotion to PC and their constant cry for diversity. Dershowitz wrote that far from wanting diversity universities abhorred it and couldn't take the heat of differing opinion. He asked "How many evangelical Christians do the universities recruit? How many red necks? How many militiamen mentalities' How many creationists? How many anti-immigrationists." (all paraphrased from memory). It was his conclusion that the colleges didn't want anyone who would rock the boat.
I picked up one of his books at the used book fair for $0.50 (hardcover, no less!), The Vanishing American Jew or somesuch. Haven't opened it yet, but it's his take on ethnic Jews melting into the rest of the population while at the same time forgetting to practice Judaism. He rejects the closed-in Hassids, who refuse to marry goyim, and attempts to come up with a reason for exalting a group based on ethnicity and discouraging multiethnic coupling, outside of bigotry.
I simply cannot wait to see how he supports this. It ought to be fascinating...the next book on my plate after Francis Fukayama's Our Posthuman Future.