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The Great American Class War: Plutocracy Versus Democracy

The historian Plutarch warned us long ago of what happens when there is no brake on the power of great wealth to subvert the electorate.

(WASHINGTON, D.C. ) - Bill Moyers I met Supreme Court Justice William Brennan in 1987 when I was creating a series for public television called In Search of the Constitution, celebrating the bicentennial of our founding document.

By then, he had served on the court longer than any of his colleagues and had written close to 500 majority opinions, many of them addressing fundamental questions of equality, voting rights, school segregation and — in New York Times v. Sullivan in particular — the defense of a free press.

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