Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard law professor who became famous as the defense counsel for Mike Tyson, O.J. Simpson, and other transgressing celebrities, has had his feelings hurt.
Although he claims to be a liberal Democrat, Dershowitz has publicly defended the civil liberties of Donald J. Trump, and because of that, he wrote in an opinion piece for The Hill published June 27, he is being “shunned” by some of his “old friends on Martha’s Vineyard,” where he spends his summers. He’s soldiering on, he told his readers, because “from a personal point of view, I could not care less* about being shunned by people whose views regarding dialogue I do not respect.” He did seem a tad preoccupied, though: He used some form of the word shun seven times in the essay. (He had not just an ax to grind but a book to hawk: The Case Against Impeaching Trump is being published today.)
Poster for The Shunning (2011). “Beautiful Katie Lapp has always felt something missing in her simple Amish existence -- until a mysterious ‘Englisher’ comes to Lancaster County looking for the baby girl she gave up for adoption 19 years ago.”