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In this one hour video recorded on September 27, 2017 at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe, New Mexico, investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald talks about his work. Afterwards, Greenwald sits down with writer and editor Tom Engelhardt for a wide-ranging conversation about United States military policy in the Middle East; whistleblowers Daniel Ellsberg, Edward Snowden, and Chelsea Manning; the effect Donald Trump is having on the image of America around the world; and what US citizens can do about the injustices practiced by our government.
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Glenn Greenwald is an investigative journalist and author. A former constitutional lawyer, he founded the online global media outlet The Intercept with Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill in 2014. He is the author of several best sellers, among them, How Would a Patriot Act?; With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful and the recent No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the US Surveillance State.
Greenwald has received numerous awards for his investigative journalism. In 2009 he was awarded the Izzy Award by the Park Center for Independent Media for his “path breaking journalistic courage and persistence in confronting conventional wisdom, official deception, and controversial issues.” In 2010 he received an Online Journalism Award for his investigative work on the arrest and detention of Chelsea Manning. In 2013 he led The Guardian’s reporting team that covered Edward Snowden and the NSA, which earned the newspaper the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the top 100 Global Thinkers for 2013.
Greenwald is the recipient of a Lannan Cultural Freedom Award.
Tom Engelhardt created and runs TomDispatch.com, a project of The Nation Institute, where he is a fellow. He is the author of The American Way of War: How Bush’s Wars Became Obama’s; The United States of Fear; The End of Victory Culture, and a novel, The Last Days of Publishing. He is coauthor, with Nick Turse, of Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050. His most recent book is Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World.
Engelhardt was a senior editor at Pantheon Books, where he edited and published award-winning works ranging from Art Spiegelman’s Maus and John Dower’s War Without Mercyto Eduardo Galeano’s Memory of Fire trilogy. He is a consulting editor at Metropolitan Books, as well as coeditor of Metropolitan’s The American Empire Project, which has published best-selling works by Chalmers Johnson, Andrew Bacevich, and Noam Chomsky, among others.