Author(s): Glen Greenwald
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. Starting with Watergate, continuing on through the Iran-Contra scandal, and culminating with the crimes of the Bush era, the author lays bare the mechanisms that have come to shield the elite from accountability.
"Greenwald lets no one off the hook in demonstrating the vast differences in legal recourse between rich and poor, powerful and weak... When the executive, judicial and legislative branches collude to avoid enforcement, lawlessness is the end result."--"Kirkus Reviews"
"Glenn Greenwald's latest book is an absolute must-read. Incredibly persuasive, rigorous and damning." --Christopher Hayes "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. His rock-ribbed principles and absolute disregard for partisan favor have made U.S. political discourse edgier, more confrontational, and much, much better."
--Rachel Maddow "The first thing I do when I turn on the computer in the morning is go to Glenn Greenwald's blog to see what he said. He is truly one of our greatest writers right now."
--Michael Moore "The most important voice to have entered the political discourse i