Dr. Laura Nader on Law and Plunder


When Barack Obama says that “we are a nation of laws,” asking that we accept the verdict freeing the killer of Trayvon Martin, much as he did when asking that we accept the verdict that freed the killers of Sean Bell, he is asking us to willingly submit to rules of law that are routinely part of larger hostile political projects. As explained in this 2008 talk by Laura Nader the rule of law is used to justify the theft of land and labor and “Law and Order” actually means legalized, protected theft and order based on forced obedience.

Professor Laura Nader talks about Plunder: When the Rule of Law is Illegal at the Public Anthropology Conference at American University (Nov. 2008).