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James Stewart

The New Yorker contributor

James Stewart appears in the following:

Another Cold War? Russia Can't Afford It

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The economic climate of today's Russia is nothing like the Soviet Union's was two decades ago — and that could be the crucial factor that prevents the current conflict over Crimea from escalating.

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The Collapse of Dewey & LeBoeuf

Thursday, October 10, 2013

New Yorker staff writer James Stewart on the collapse of the law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf, which was crippled by financial problems and partner defections, and filed for bankruptcy in May 2012, making it the largest law firm collapse in United States history. He’s written about it in the latest issue of The New Yorker.

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Impressions of 9/11: James B. Stewart

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

The events of 9/11 have had a profound effect on all of us. This week guests we’ve had on the show over the past year reflect about what the attacks and life in New York this past decade have meant to them. New Yorker contributor James B. Stewart was on the program back in April, we asked him about 9/11 after the show. Here’s what he had to say.

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Perjury and the Ethics of American Life

Monday, May 30, 2011

James Stewart discusses what he sees as an epidemic of perjury sweeping our country, undermining the foundation of our courts, and explains why he thinks it’s symptomatic of a broader breakdown of ethics in American life. Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff goes behind the scenes of the trials of Martha Stewart, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Barry Bonds, and Bernard Madoff, and includes interviews with prosecutors, investigators, and participants speaking for the first time. The book looks at age-old tensions between greed and justice, self-interest and public interest, loyalty and duty.

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An Epidemic of Perjury from Martha Stewart to Barry Bonds

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

James B. Stewart, author of the new book "Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America from Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff," says that perjury is “threatening to become an epidemic” in American society. Stewart has delved into Freedom of Information Act requests, interview transcripts, investigative notes, secret letters, court documents, and hundreds of emails to give an in-depth look at recent high-profile cases of lying. With a look into the trials of Martha Stewart, Scooter Libby, Bernie Madoff, and Barry Bonds, Stewart makes the argument that the practice of lying under oath has breached the highest levels of American society, threatening to unsettle the foundations of our legal system.

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An Epidemic of Perjury; from Martha Stewart to Barry Bonds

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A new book claims that perjury is “threatening to become an epidemic” in American society.  More on that coming up in a moment, on The Takeaway. 

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James Stewart on Perjury

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

James Stewart discusses what he sees as an epidemic of perjury sweeping our country, undermining the foundation of our courts, and explains why he thinks it’s symptomatic of a broader breakdown of ethics in American life. Tangled Webs: How False Statements are Undermining America: From Martha Stewart to Bernie Madoff goes behind the scenes of the trials of Martha Stewart, Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Barry Bonds, and Bernard Madoff, and includes interviews with prosecutors, investigators, and participants speaking for the first time. The book looks at age-old tensions between greed and justice, self-interest and public interest, loyalty and duty.

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