Glenn Greenwald, former Constitutional lawyer, blogger and author of A Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency, discusses the merger between the U.S. national government and the telecommunications industry, revelations from the trial of former Qwest chief, the “Protect America Act,” the complicity of the Democrats and the media, the history of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the fact that the NSA has been breaking the law since long before the 9/11 attacks, the unprecedented level of secrecy and power in Washington D.C., some more about the sycophantic media, our Orwellian state of permanent war and some reasons for hope.
MP3 here. (40:29)
Glenn Greenwald was previously a constitutional law and civil rights litigator in New York. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling book How Would a Patriot Act?, a critique of the Bush administration’s use of executive power, released in May 2006. His brand new book is A Tragic Legacy.