The powerHouse Arena invites you to the book launch for:
With Liberty and Justice for Some
How the Law Is Used To Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful
featuring the author in conversation with Matt Taibbi
Monday, November 7, 7–9 pm
Tickets $5 - available here
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The powerHouse Arena · 37 Main Street (corner of Water & Main St.) · DUMBO, Brooklyn
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"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."
Attorney and Salon contributor Glenn Greenwald joins author and journalist Matt Taibbi (Griftopia) for what promises to be a timely and relevant discussion of Greenwald's new book.
About With Liberty and Justice for Some:
From former constitutional rights attorney, best-selling author (How Would A Patriot Act? and A Tragic Legacy), and one of today's most incisive and probing political journalists, comes With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used To Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful by Glenn Greenwald, a ferociously argued indictment on the state of the American legal system. Greenwald, whose daily Salon blog aggregates in the millions and who consistently ranks among the top political pundits, restates the founders' beliefs that the rule of law would be the great equalizer of American life. He examines how our justice system has radically departed from this basic tenet. He charges both parties, the justice system, and our political culture with creating an oligarchy for political and financial elites. Greenwald maintains these groups are afforded not merely strategic advantages within the legal system, but actual immunity in the face of the most egregious criminality.
Beginning with Watergate, through the Iran-contra scandal, and culminating with absolute immunity for what Greenwald describes as the massive political and financial crimes of the Bush era, With Liberty and Justice for Some lays plain the myriad ways in which we have collectively embraced explicit arguments to shield the powerful from accountability from the most serious crimes. Conversely, we have allowed those very same elites to create a vast and merciless prison state for ordinary Americans. Greenwald argues that this two-tiered justice system is profoundly unjust on its face, promotes elite corruption, and could increase the levels of populist rage and social unrest.
As we face total repudiation of the central promise of the American founding—that all would stand equal before the rule of law no matter what other political and economic inequality was allowed—we must consider the grave consequences. "Only as a nation of laws, not men," Greenwald plainly argues, "can America hope to endure."
About the speakers:
Glenn Greenwald is the author of The New York Times bestsellers How Would A Patriot Act? and A Tragic Legacy. Proclaimed as one of the "25 Most Influential Political Commentators" by The Atlantic and "the most important voice to have entered the political discourse in years" by Bill Moyers, Greenwald is a former constitutional law and civil rights attorney and a contributing writer at Salon.
Matt Taibbi is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and the author of four previous books, including The New York Times bestseller The Great Derangement. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.