13 episodes

An exploration of a broken, if beautiful, institution, the law, and tradition, America. Season one told the story of a case, LESSIG v. NYT. Season two begins the story about a country, America, and values that country has betrayed.

The Law, such as it is Lawrence Lessig

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    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

An exploration of a broken, if beautiful, institution, the law, and tradition, America. Season one told the story of a case, LESSIG v. NYT. Season two begins the story about a country, America, and values that country has betrayed.

    Episode 1 - Andrew Bacevich

    Episode 1 - Andrew Bacevich

    A discussion with Andrew Bacevich about his new book, After the Apocolypse. Bacevich is America’s most thoughtful conservative skeptic about the scope of America’s military empire, and the urgent need to redirect our focus. #Empire America

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 2 - Edward Snowden

    Episode 2 - Edward Snowden

    A discussion with Edward Snowden about his new book, Permanent Record. In 2013, Snowden revealed to the world the extent of the US government’s mass surveillance program. This book tells the story of Snowden’s life and the decision to sacrifice as he did to let us know this truth. #Privacy

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Episode 3 - Stephen Kinzer

    Episode 3 - Stephen Kinzer

    A discussion with Stephen Kinzer about his book, Overthrow. Overthrow tells the story of the many times the United States has intervened directly and militarily to change the course of government in other nations. #Empire America

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 4 - Barry Lynn

    Episode 4 - Barry Lynn

    A discussion with Barry Lynn about his new book, Liberty from All Masters. There is a kind of competitive market that the American story presumes — competitive, every actor having limited power over us. This book tells the story of the undoing of that market. #Competition

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 5 - Zephyr Teachout

    Episode 5 - Zephyr Teachout

    A discussion with Zephyr Teachout about her book, Break ‘Em Up. Zephyr is the most important thinker on the Democratic left. This conversation continues from the last about how markets have been transformed from engines of freedom to systems of control. #Competition

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 6 - Daniel Immerwahr

    Episode 6 - Daniel Immerwahr

    A discussion with Daniel Immerwahr about his book, How to Hide An Empire. The United States is not comprised solely of states. As well as states, our nation includes territories. This book tells the story of the role and place of those territories in the history of the United States. #Empire America

    • 1 hr 1 min

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