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Glenn Greenwald


Glenn Greenwald is a renowned political journalist and author whose work focuses on issues of security, terrorism and individual liberty. A former constitutional and civil rights litigator, Greenwald brings a legal expertise and argumentative ferocity to his widely read commentary. His independent and highly persuasive writing has earned him the acclaim of being one of the country’s most influential political writers by major media outlets including Forbes, The Atlantic and New York Magazine.

Prior to joining The Guardian as a columnist on civil liberties and U.S. national security, Greenwald was a contributing writer at Throughout his career he’s written for various publications including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The National Interest and In These Times. Greenwald is also the author of four books, three of which are New York Times best-sellers. The first two, How Would a Patriot Act?, and A Tragic Legacy, confronted the Bush administration’s executive power and foreign policy abuses, and his most recent, With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful offers a “scathing indictment” of America’s two-tiered justice system.

Greenwald is the recipient of the first annual I.F. Stone Award for Independent Journalism, and is the winner of the 2010 Online Journalism Association Award for his investigative work on the arrest and oppressive detention of Bradley Manning.