Former Constitutional lawyer and author Glenn Greenwald discusses the constitutional limits on the President’s war powers, the sad history of the government’s lack of compliance with these rules, the radical and totalitarian impulse of our neoconservatives today, the neocon/Federalist Society’s bogus “Unitary Executive theory,” Rudy Giuliani’s embrace of the idea of unlimited power for himself and the new peace and freedom realignment of the liberal left, paleo-right and libertarians.
MP3 here. (32:59)
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 second book, Tragic Legacy, examines the Bush legacy and will be released by Random House/Crown in June 2007.