America’s Elites Look Out for Each Other

Excerpted from With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful by Glenn Greenwald, published October 25th by Metropolitan Books, an imprint of Henry Holt and Company, LLC. Copyright © 2011 by Glenn Greenwald. All rights reserved. Given the clarity of this law [Article 2 of … Continue reading “America’s Elites Look Out for Each Other”

Tough Guise

The following is adapted from Glenn Greenwald’s new book, Great American Hypocrites, released this week. Central to the right-wing mythmaking machine is the depiction of their male leaders as swaggering tough guys in the iconic mold of an American cowboy and brave, steadfast warrior. Above all else, Republican leaders are invariably held up as exuding … Continue reading “Tough Guise”

A Confederation of War-Seeking Factions

This is an excerpt from Chapter 4 of A Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency, released today. Why would the president, in the midst of substantial and growing cooperation with the Iranians, suddenly decree Iran in 2002 to be part of an axis of evil, and all but declare … Continue reading “A Confederation of War-Seeking Factions”