Join Glenn Greenwald -- 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 -- in conversation with Salon founder David Talbot. Glenn will be discussing his newest book, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR SOME: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful, a ferociously argued indictment of the state of the American legal system. Greenwald charges both parties, the courts and the media with creating an oligarchy for political and financial elites. These groups, Greenwald shows, are now afforded not merely strategic advantages within the legal system, but actual immunity in the face of the most egregious criminality.
Glenn Greenwald is a constitutional law attorney and author of the political blog "Unclaimed Territory." His writing has also appeared on AlterNet and in American Conservative Magazine. Greenwald has appeared on numerous television and radio programs, including C-SPAN's "Washington Journal," Air Americaâ€™s "Majority Report" and Public Radio Internationalâ€™s "To the Point." His reporting and analysis have been credited in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Salon, and Slate, among others.
David Talbot is an author, journalist, media entrepreneur, and book publisher. He is founder and former editor-in-chief of Salon.com, and is author of the bestsellers Season of the Witch and Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, and the illustrated pulp history Devil Dog: The Amazing True Story of the Man Who Saved America. His newest book is The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government.
Journalist and author Glenn Greenwald contends that the reason media coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement has ranged mostly from critical to non-existent is because many mainstream media journalists are now part of the political elite class that the movement is protesting.