Restoring the Republic 20 Volume 7: Glenn Greenwald and Jonathan Turley
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(Sep 11, 2008)
For the second year in a row, the Future of Freedom Foundation hosted "Restoring the Republic: Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties." These talks from June of 2008 showcase leaders from the libertarian, conservative, and liberal movements concerning civil liberties and foreign policy.
For the past several decades, U.S. foreign policy has included support of dictatorial regimes, brutal sanctions and embargoes, invasions and occupations, terrorist "blowback" against the United States, severe assaults on civil liberties and the Bill of Rights, suspension of habeas corpus, torture and "rendition" of detainees, indefinite detentions, and kangaroo military tribunals.
With the ever-growing debacle in Iraq, there was never a better time to come together to share ideas on restoring the limited-government, constitutional republic envisioned by our Founding Fathers. When you review our list of 21 speakers -- libertarians, liberals, and conservatives -- you will see that this one one fantastic intellectual experience that can be now be relived through this 11-volume series of DVDs.
Glenn Greenwald is a former constitutional lawyer and is currently a Contributing Writer at Salon, where he also writes the political and legal blog, Unclaimed Territory. Greenwald is the author of two New York Times bestselling books - How Would a Patriot Act? (2006), which critiqued the Bush administration's radical theories of executive power, and A Tragic Legacy (2007), which examined the Bush presidency and the Manichean mindset that shaped it. His third book, Great American Hypocrites, analyzes Republican political strategies for winning elections and will be released in April, 2008 by Crown.
Jonathan Turley is a professor of law at The George Washington University Law School where he holds the Shapiro Chair for Public Interest Law. He frequently appears in the national media as a commentator on a multitude of subjects ranging from the 2000 Presidential Election Controversy to the Terri Schiavo case in 2005.
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