The Declaration of Independence as youve never seen it before
Some of us cherish it with near-scriptural reverence. Others simply take it for granted. In this contentious new look at the Declaration of Independence, however, celebrated attorney Alan Dershowitz takes "Americas birth certificate" and its principal author, Thomas Jefferson, to task.
Dershowitz searches for the sources, history, and underlying reasoning that produced the Declaration and its particular language, from its reference to the "Laws of Nature and Natures God" through the long list of complaints against the abuses of King George III. He points out contradictions within the document, notes how the meanings of Jeffersons words have changed over the centuries, and asks many disturbing questions, including:
Challenging, upsetting, and controversial, this brilliant polemic may anger you, delight you, or force you to reexamine your opinions. One things for sure: after reading America Declares Independence, youll never take the Declaration of Independence for granted again.