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Гленн Гринуолд

Дата рождения: 6. Март 1967

Гленн Гринвальд — американский писатель, адвокат и журналист. С августа 2012 года по октябрь 2013 вёл колонку в издании Guardian US, также в 2007—2012 годах вёл колонку в «Salon.com». Помимо этого, писал для «The New York Times», «the Los Angeles Times», «The American Conservative», «The National Interest» и «In These Times». В 2013 году вошёл в список ста мировых мыслителей, составленный журналом «Foreign Policy». Четыре из пяти написанных Гринвальдом книг попали в список бестселлеров по версии «The New York Times». Получил широкую известность в 2013 году, опубликовав в «The Guardian» серию статей о глобальной слежке, материал статей был основан на сведениях, раскрытых Эдвардом Сноуденом.

За статьи, посвящённые деятельности американского Агентства национальной безопасности, был удостоен ряда наград и премий, среди которых были: премия Джорджа Полка, Esso Award for Excellence in Reporting, премия «Pioneer Award» от правозащитной организации «Electronic Frontier Foundation» и другие.

В 2013 году Гленн Гринвальд, совместно с основателем eBay Пьером Омидьяром, объявил о создании First Look Media.

„Национальная религия в Соединенных Штатах — это поклонение всем проявлениям военщины. И журналисты — её первосвященники.“

„История человеческого знания — не более чем осознание того, что вчерашний пиетет на самом деле был перед позорными ошибками.“

„I don't have a 'side'—I'm responsible for what I say and nothing else.“

„Terrorism': the word that means nothing, yet justifies everything.“

„Terrorist', noun: 1. Someone my government tells me is a terrorist; 2. Someone my President decides to kill.“

„The way things are supposed to work is that we're supposed to know virtually everything about what they [the government] do: that's why they're calledservants. They're supposed to know virtually nothing about what we do: that's why we're calledindividuals.“

„Transparency is for those who carry out public duties and exercise public power. Privacy is for everyone else.“ No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

„The fact thatis the word we use for almost everything—on terrorism, drugs, even poverty—has certainly helped to desensitize us to its invocation; if we wage wars on everything, how bad can they be?“ A Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency

„The true measurement of a person’s worth isn’t what they say they believe in, but what they do in defense of those beliefs,” he said. “If you’re not acting on your beliefs, then they probably aren’t real.“ No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

„American political culture quickly and always outpaces any attempt to satirize it.“

„But the true measure of a society’s freedom is how it treats its dissidents and other marginalized groups, not how it treats good loyalists.“ No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

„Democracy requires accountability and consent of the governed, which is only possible if citizens know what is being done in their name.“ No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

„The lesson for me was clear: national security officials do not like the light. They act abusively and thuggishly only when they believe they are safe, in the dark. Secrecy is the linchpin of abuse of power, we discovered, its enabling force. Transparency is the only real antidote.“ No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

„Incestuous, homogeneous fiefdoms of self-proclaimed expertise are always rank-closing and mutually self-defending, above all else.“

„There’s nothing “grown-up” about wanting the State to punish people without evidence of guilt so that you can feel safe. It’s actually a deeply childish need at the heart of all authoritarianism - the desire for a big daddy figure to keep you safe from the Bad People even it means there are no legal constraints, due process, or transparency.

Children growing up learn that their Daddy is omnipotent and omniscient and exercises his unchecked power for benevolent ends - it’s a nice, safe feeling, and many continue to cling to it in adulthood, hoping the Security State will provide that. Many adjectives can and should be used to describe that need - “grown-up” definitely is not among them.“

„Revealingly, the central function of the Constitution as law--the supreme law--was to impose limitations not on the behavior of ordinary citizens but on the federal government. The government, and those who ran it, were not placed outside the law, but expressly targeted by it. Indeed, the Bill of Rights is little more than a description of the lines that the most powerful political officials are barred from crossing, even if they have the power to do so and even when the majority of citizens might wish them to do so.“ With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful

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