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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October 29, 2011
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138
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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.
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.
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 and Alden & Harlow Restaurant, and the theatre entrance is on the left side of the building—look for the sidewalk poster case and marquee.