Thane Rosenbaum

  • Critically-Acclaimed Novelist
  • Human Rights Law Professor
  • Essayist on Culture and Politics
  • Distinguished Fellow at New York University School of Law

 

Thane Rosenbaum is an essayist, law professor, and author of the novels How Sweet It Is!The Stranger Within Sarah Stein, The Golems of Gotham, Second Hand Smoke, and Elijah Visible. His articles, reviews and essays appear frequently in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Haaretz, Huffington Post and Daily Beast, among other national publications.

He moderates an annual series of discussions on culture, world events and politics at the 92nd Street Y called The Talk Show.

He is a Distinguished Fellow at New York University School of Law where he directs the Forum on Law, Culture & Society.

He is the author of Payback: The Case for Revenge and The Myth of Moral Justice: Why Our Legal System Fails to Do What's Right. He is the editor of the anthology, Law Lit, from Atticus Finch to "The Practice,": A Collection of Great Writing about the Law. His forthcoming book is entitled The High Cost of Free Speech: Rethinking the First Amendment.

 
  

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A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Thane Rosenbaum
  • Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley
  • Temple Beth Israel, Port Washington, NY
  • Jewish Community Center
  • The Merrick Library
  • Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Central Florida, Inc.
  • Temple Beth Abraham
  • Temple Beth Israel
  • Virginia Humanities Conference
  • Jewish Federation of Houston
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Thane Rosenbaum is a novelist, essayist and law professor, the author of numerous books of fiction and nonfiction including the novels The Golems of Gotham, Second Hand Smoke and, most recently, How Sweet It Is!, and the works of nonfiction, The Myth of Moral Justice and Payback: The Case for Revenge. His forthcoming book is entitled The High Cost of Free Speech: Rethinking the First Amendment.  He appears on cable television news programs and writes frequently for such publications as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, L.A. Times, Washington Post, Huffington Post and the Daily Beast, on such topics as human rights, national and world politics, global anti-Semitism, global terrorism, moral justice, freedom of speech, and the Conflict in the Middle East.  He hosts The Talk Show at the 92nd Street Y.  He is a Distinguished Fellow at New York University School of Law, where he directs the Forum on Law, Culture & Society. www.thanerosenbaum.com