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THE DIVIDE by Matt Taibbi

April 21, 2014

Matt Taibbi spoke about his book, The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap , at Politics & Prose on Monday, April 21, 2014.

Matt Taibbi takes readers on a galvanizing journey through both sides of our new system of justice—the fun-house-mirror worlds of the untouchably wealthy and the criminalized poor. He uncovers the startling looting that preceded the financial collapse; a wild conspiracy of billionaire hedge fund managers to destroy a company through dirty tricks; and the story of a whistleblower who gets in the way of the largest banks in America, only to find herself in the crosshairs. On the other side of the Divide, Taibbi takes us to the front lines of the immigrant dragnet; into the newly punitive welfare system which treats its beneficiaries as thieves; and deep inside the stop-and-frisk world, where standing in front of your own home has become an arrestable offense. As he narrates these incredible stories, he draws out and analyzes their common source: a perverse new standard of justice, based on a radical, disturbing new vision of civil rights.

The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap Cover Image
By Matt Taibbi, Molly Crabapple (Illustrator)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812983630
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - October 21st, 2014

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