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Glenn Greenwald is a columnist for Salon.com, and previously a constitutional law and civil rights litigator in New York. He is the author of two New York Times Bestselling books: How Would a Patriot Act? (May, 2006), a critique of the Bush administration’s use of executive power, and A Tragic Legacy”(June, 2007), which examines the Bush legacy. My most recent book, Great American Hypocrites examines the manipulative electoral tactics used by the GOP and propagated by the establishment press, and was released in April, 2008, by Random House/Crown.


Stephen Holmes is a Faculty Advisor at the Center on Law and Security and the Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. His fields of specialization include the history of liberalism, the disappointments of democratization after communism, and the difficulty of combating terrorism within the limits of liberal constitutionalism. In 2003, he was selected as a Carnegie Scholar. From 1997 to 2000, he was a professor of politics at Princeton. From 1985 to 1997, he was professor of politics and law at the Law School and Political Science Department of the University of Chicago. From 1979 to 1985, he taught at the Department of Government at Harvard University. He was also the editor-in-chief of the East European Constitu tional Review from 1993-2003. He is the author of Benjamin Constant and the Making of Modern Liberalism (Yale University Press, 1984), The Anatomy of Antiliberalism (Harvard University Press, 1993), Passions and Constraint: On the Theory of Liberal Democracy (University of Chicago Press, 1995), and co-author (with Cass Sunstein) of The Cost of Rights: Why Liberty Depends on Taxes (Norton, 1999), and most recently, The Matador’s Cape: America’s Reckless Response to Terror (Cambridge University Press, 2007).