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A Philosopher Looks at the O.J. Verdict

Leonard Peikoff

Presented at: FHF 1996 A Philosopher Looks at the O.J. Verdict

Date: Apr 23, 1996

In one of the most widely publicized trials in American history, former football star and actor O. J. Simpson was tried on two counts of murder, following the 1994 deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. In this 1996 lecture delivered at Boston’s Ford Hall Forum, Dr. Leonard Peikoff weighs in on “the trial of the century” from a philosopher’s perspective, arguing that “the verdict, along with what led to it, reveals in stark purity the contradictions of our legal system and of our entire nation.”


Parts: 1

Handout: none

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