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'Persuade Me' with Elie Mystal

Watch Live Thursday, March 30 at 7pm

Thursday, March 30, 2017

(Sahar Baharloo)

Is your worldview set in stone, or are you open to different perspectives? 

Elie Mystal, managing editor of Above the Law and More Perfect legal editor, tries to convince a guest, a judge, an audience — pretty much anyone with ears — to go against the conventional wisdom in this new live podcast pilot from WNYC Studios.

The first issue we’ll tackle: hate crimes. Slate writer Mark Joseph Stern will argue that we need laws against them, that our criminal justice system depends on it, and that it’s a moral imperative to punish hate. But is there another way to punish hate without prosecuting what's in a person's heart? 

Elie says yes. A crime is a crime is a crime. 



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What a great exercise in thinking about all sides of an issue. Provocative and fun. Thank you.

Mar. 31 2017 10:39 PM

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