With Liberty and Justice for Some

With Liberty and Justice for Some

How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful

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Argues that the American legal system is set up in such a way that the politically powerful escape justice despite wrongdoing, while the disadvantaged fill the prisons.

McMillan Palgrave

From "the most important voice to have entered the political discourse in years" (Bill Moyers), a scathing critique of the two-tiered system of justice that has emerged in America

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 Obama's shielding of Bush-era officials from prosecution, 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.

Cogent, sharp, and urgent, this is a no-holds-barred indictment of a profoundly un-American system that sanctions immunity at the top and mercilessness for everyone else.



Baker
& Taylor

"From "the most important voice to have entered the political discourse in years" (Bill Moyers), a scathing critique of the two-tiered system of justice that has emerged in AmericaFrom 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 financialclass 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. Cogent, sharp, and urgent, this is a no-holds-barred indictment of a profoundly un-American system that sanctions immunity at the top and mercilessness for everyone else"--
"A narrative examining how elites have been able to skirt the system with impunity"--

Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Co., c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805092059
0805092056
Branch Call Number: 340.112 GRE
Characteristics: 290 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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StarGladiator
Dec 29, 2013

A great book, a brilliant book! The one description (and this in no way detracts from Mr. Greenwald's outstanding book and writing) I'm uncertain about is that "two-tier system" - - I really believe that the legal system is used by the super-criminals who rule at the top to keep their competition in check, the lower level of criminals, while jailing any and all reformers, be it Eugene Debs, John Kiriakou, and so forth.

xaipe Dec 13, 2012

An examination of America's central principle of the Rule of Law established by the founding fathers and its steady erosion since Watergate. Goes to the heart of this country's present problems.

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