Glenn Greenwald

discusses

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

in conversation with NOAM CHOMSKY

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Date

Oct
29
Saturday
October 29, 2011
1:00 PM

Location

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

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Harvard Book Store is very pleased to welcome lawyer, columnist, and author GLENN GREENWALD as he discusses his newest book, With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful in conversation with legendary philosopher and activist NOAM CHOMSKY.

From the nation's beginnings, the law was to be the great equalizer in American life, the guarantor of a common set of rules for all. But over the past four decades, 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 the crimes of the Bush era, Glenn Greenwald lays bare the mechanisms that have come to shield 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.

Glenn Greenwald
Glenn Greenwald

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 most 25 most influential political commentators by The Atlantic and one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy for 2013, Greenwald is a former constitutional law and civil rights attorneys. He was columnist for The Guardian until October 2013, and is now building a new media organization. His NSA reporting in 2013 has won numerous awards. His work has appeared in many newspapers and political news magazines, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The American Conservative

Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky, voted the world’s leading living public intellectual by Prospect magazine (UK) in 2005, is known throughout the world for his political and philosophical writings as well as for his groundbreaking linguistics work. He has taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1955 and remains one of America’s most uncompromising voices of dissent.

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT. Tickets purchased online can be picked up at the Brattle Theatre when the doors open on October 29, at around 12:30pm.

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 10 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand Crimson Corner on the right side of the street and Curious George book shop on the left side of the street. Keeping the newsstand to your right, proceed along Brattle St. (you will pass the restaurant Tory Row). Follow Brattle St. as it curves to the right in Brattle Square (follow the sidewalk on the right side of the street). The Brattle will be on the left-hand side of the street. The building is shared with Algiers Cafe, Alden & Harlow Restaurant, and Harvard Square Optical, and the theatre entrance is on the left side of the building—look for the sidewalk poster case and marquee.

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