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With Liberty and Justice for Some By Glenn Greenwald

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The founding principle of the US was that the rule of law would be the great equalizer in American life. This book exposes an un-American justice system that incentivizes elite criminality, protects an oligarchical political culture, and sanctions immunity at the top and unyielding mercilessness for everyone else.

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With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful by Glenn Greenwald

The founding principle of the United States was that the rule of law would be the great equalizer in American life, the guarantor of a common set of rules for all. But over the past four decades, this principle has been eviscerated. Starting with Watergate, continuing on through the fraud that caused the 2008 financial crisis, and culminating with Obama's failure to prosecute Bush-era crimes, Glenn Greenwald lays bare the mechanisms that protect America's elite from accountability, while the politically powerless are imprisoned with greater ease and in greater numbers than in any other country in the world. "With Liberty and Justice for Some" exposes a new and profoundly un-American justice system that incentivizes elite criminality, protects an oligarchical political culture, and sanctions immunity at the top and unyielding mercilessness for everyone else.

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"The most important voice to have entered the political discourse in years." --Bill Moyers

"Glenn Greenwald's latest book is an absolute must-read. Incredibly persuasive, rigorous and damning." --Christopher Hayes

"Glenn Greenwald is not just the American Left's most fearless political commentator; his fearlessness is such that he has shifted the expectations for everyone else, too. His rock-ribbed principles and absolute disregard for partisan favor have made U.S. political discourse edgier, more confrontational, and much, much better." --Rachel Maddow


"See this book? Then grab it. Read it. Shove it into everyone's face. This is the kind of text supporters of progress and justice urgently need. We need its honesty and clarity; its focus on what matters; and its expertise... We also need its courage, for it tells us what many suspect, but few dare to shout out." --PopMatters

"Greenwald lets no one off the hook in demonstrating the vast differences in legal recourse between rich and poor, powerful and weak... When the executive, judicial and legislative branches collude to avoid enforcement, lawlessness is the end result." --Kirkus Reviews

"The first thing I do when I turn on the computer in the morning is go to Glenn Greenwald's blog to see what he said. He is truly one of our greatest writers right now." --Michael Moore

About Glenn Greenwald


GLENN GREENWALD is the author of several best sellers, including How Would a Patriot Act? and With Liberty and Justice for Some. Acclaimed as one of the 25 most influential political commentators by The Atlantic and one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers for 2013 by Foreign Policy, Greenwald is a former constitutional law and civil rights attorney. He was a columnist for The Guardian until October 2013, and is now building a new media organization. He is a frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, and various other television and radio outlets. Greenwald's NSA reporting in 2013 has won numerous awards, including the top investigative journalism award from the Online Journalism Association, the Esso Award for Excellence in Reporting (the Brazilian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize), and the 2013 Pioneer Award from the Electronic Frontier Foundation. He was also the recipient of the first annual I.F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism in 2009, and the Online Journalism Association Award in 2010 for his investigative work on the arrest and detention of Bradley Manning. Greenwald is a frequent guest lecturer on college campuses and his work has appeared in many newspapers and political news magazines, including The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and The American Conservative.

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GOR008237895
With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful by Glenn Greenwald
Glenn Greenwald
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Picador USA
2012-08-01
304
1250013836
9781250013835
N/A
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