Unbalanced Scales

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Glenn Greenwald argues that America has developed a two-tiered justice system—one where the political and financial elite are immune from prosecution while the powerless are imprisoned with greater ease than anywhere else in the world. Tony Horwitz looks at the life of John Brown, the man whose raid on Harpers Ferry played a key role in sparking the Civil War. Aatish Taseer tells us about his latest novel, Noon. Plus, historian Niall Ferguson discusses the rise (and maybe the decline) of Western civilization.