Karen J. Greenberg

Karen J. Greenberg is director of the Center on National Security at Fordham Law School. She is the author of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days, Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State, and most recently, Subtle Tools: The Dismantling of American Democracy from the War on Terror to Donald Trump.

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Covid-19 Is Destroying the Myth of American Exceptionalism Covid-19 Is Destroying the Myth of American Exceptionalism

A botched pandemic response in the US has led to an astounding death toll, a sky-high unemployment rate, and rising inequality.

May 19, 2020 / no-paywall / Karen J. Greenberg

President Donald Trump stands at a podium

6 Ways Trump Is Exploiting This Pandemic For Political Gain 6 Ways Trump Is Exploiting This Pandemic For Political Gain

As the rest of the world scrambles to alleviate the effects of the coronavirus, President Trump is using it to advance his agenda.

Apr 8, 2020 / no-paywall / Karen J. Greenberg

Donald Trump

American Democracy Is Unraveling Before Our Eyes American Democracy Is Unraveling Before Our Eyes

Whether it be impeachment, presidential primaries, or checks and balances, the principles that shaped our country may soon be obsolete.

Feb 28, 2020 / Karen J. Greenberg

Demonstrators protest Guantanamo

We’re Still Living In Guantánamo’s Shadow We’re Still Living In Guantánamo’s Shadow

The detention camp has helped enshrine indefinite detention, secrecy, and rogue justice in American life.

Jan 22, 2020 / Karen J. Greenberg and Joshua L. Dratel

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There’s a Philosophy Behind Trump’s Lies There’s a Philosophy Behind Trump’s Lies

The president’s falsehoods are dizzying in number, but they follow a predictable, time-honored tradition of how totalitarians rule.

Nov 25, 2019 / Karen J. Greenberg

Trump Is Targeting the Most Vulnerable Among Us

Trump Is Targeting the Most Vulnerable Among Us Trump Is Targeting the Most Vulnerable Among Us

Trump’s immigration policies have traumatized thousands of migrant children and have killed at least seven.

Jul 25, 2019 / Karen J. Greenberg

Redacted Mueller Report

Washington’s Reliance on Redactions Threatens Our Democracy Washington’s Reliance on Redactions Threatens Our Democracy

The US government is blacking out the grimmest aspects of our recent history, leaving us unable to understand the country we live in.

May 14, 2019 / Karen J. Greenberg

Trump Opioid Speech

Trump Wants to Take Away Your Citizenship Trump Wants to Take Away Your Citizenship

The current administration is bent on making it easier to denaturalize American citizens. 

Mar 21, 2019 / Karen J. Greenberg

How Did the Constitution Become America’s Authoritative Text?

How Did the Constitution Become America’s Authoritative Text? How Did the Constitution Become America’s Authoritative Text?

A new history of the early American republic recasts the origins of originalism and how the Constitution gained its “fixed” status.

Feb 7, 2019 / Books & the Arts / Karen J. Greenberg

Yemen child crying

The Global War on Children The Global War on Children

From north to south, east to west, children around the world are suffering in ever-larger numbers.

Jan 22, 2019 / Karen J. Greenberg

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