Jul 1, 2021 • 24M

Podcast: Cosby, Rumsfeld, and Elite Impunity

The comedian and the secretary of defense both benefited from a system that protects the wealthy and powerful.

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George W. Bush and Donald Rumsfeld. Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images

In the podcast, I share some reflections on the Cosby case and on the death of Donald Rumsfeld, two stories that are both about the difficulty of holding the powerful to account. The Spencer Ackerman obituary I referenced can be found here.

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