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With Liberty and Justice for Some:
How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful
featuring the author in conversation with Jamie Kilstein
Monday, July 2, 7–9 PM
The powerHouse Arena · 37 Main Street (corner of Water & Main St.) · DUMBO, Brooklyn
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"Glenn Greenwald is the American Left's most fearless political
commentator... His rock-ribbed principles and absolute disregard
for partisan favor have made U.S. political discourse edgier, more
confrontational, and much, much better."
Is today's legal system only concerned with the wealthy? Glenn Greenwald discusses and signs With Liberty and Justice for Some, just out in paperback, with political comedian and radio personality Jamie Kilstein.
About With Liberty and Justice for Some:
From "the most important voice to have entered the political discourse in
years" (Bill Moyers), a scathing critique of the two-tiered system of justice
that has emerged in America.
From our nation's beginnings, the law was to be the great equalizer in American
life, the guarantor of a common set of rules for all. Over the past four
decades, however, the principle of equality before the law has been effectively abolished.
Instead, a two-tiered system of justice ensures that the country's political and
financial class is virtually immune from prosecution, licensed to act without
restraint, while the politically powerless are imprisoned with greater ease and in
greater numbers than in any other country in the world.
Starting with Watergate, continuing on through the Iran-Contra scandal, and
culminating with Obama's shielding of Bush-era officials from prosecution, Glenn
Greenwald lays bare the mechanisms that have come to excuse the elite from
accountability. He shows how the media, both political parties, and the courts
have abetted a process that has produced torture, war crimes, domestic spying,
and financial fraud.
Cogent, sharp, and urgent, this is a no-holds-barred indictment of a profoundly
un-American system that sanctions immunity at the top and mercilessness for
About the author:
Glenn Greenwald is the author of The New York Times bestsellers How
Would a Patriot Act? and A Tragic Legacy. Recently proclaimed one of
the "Twenty-Five Most Influential Liberals in U.S. Media" by Forbes, Greenwald
is a former constitutional law and civil rights attorney and a contributing writer
at Salon. He lives in Brazil and New York City.
About Jamie Kilstein:
Jamie Kilstein is a political comedian, radio host, and writer who has been seen
on The Conan O'Brien Show, MSNBC's Up With Chris, Countdown with Keith
Olbermann, Showtime, BBC America and more. He Co-hosts Citizen Radio
with his partner, Allison Kilkenny (The Nation), which Noam Chomsky says
is "an important political radio show that balances humor and unreported news.
At a time when media conglomerates dominate the airwaves, independent
media like Citizen Radio is vital to national discourse." Learn more at jamiekilstein.com.