Posts Tagged ‘Alan Dershowitz’

  1. Relevant but potentially confusing


    September 1, 2016 by AK

    I wrote about Alan Dershowitz’s attempt to have the evidence of domestic abuse thrown out of the O. J. Simpson trial on the ground that it would be statistically irrelevant. Dershowitz failed to convince the judge but Johnny Cochran spoke of the same alleged irrelevance in his summation. Derschowitz argued in his 1996 book on …
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  2. I knew it was going to happen


    April 30, 2016 by AK

    I spent some time reading up on Jeffrey Epstein’s case in early 2015, when Prince Andrew and Alan Dershowitz were briefly dragged into it. Later in 2015, I thought that sooner or later, either Donald Trump or Bill Clinton or both would get accused of an unsavory association with Epstein, or worse. Now it has …
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  3. Play your own game and strike where it hurts


    February 27, 2015 by AK

    Apart from discussions of whether the US should make use of its military potential in certain parts of the world, there is also disagreement on where it should do so, and in what order of priority. I have heard calls for Iran or ISIS to be prioritized over Ukraine – even though a direct military …
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  4. On probabilistic loophole artistry


    February 24, 2015 by AK

    In weak imitation of Archimedes, let’s talk mathematics in the time of war. I had some formal training in the subject but lately I’ve grown fond of popular books explaining basic concepts of math and science. A good explanation can be of great educational value – I’m always looking for better ways to explain math my own child – and, …
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