Scheer, whose profiles of and interviews with U.S. presidents have helped shape journalism history, will be presenting his newest book, THE PORNOGRAPHY OF POWER on Sunday, September 7.
In it, he takes aim at America's defense policy and bloated military budget with a pugnacious and rigorously researched polemic, vigorously arguing that war cannot defeat terrorism.
About the Author:
Robert Scheer is currently Editor-in-Chief of Truthdig.com, 2007 Webby Award winner for best political blog.
Between 1964 and 1969, he was Vietnam correspondent, managing editor and editor in chief of Ramparts magazine. From 1976 to 1993, he served as a national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, writing on diverse topics such as the Soviet Union, arms control, national politics and the military. In 1993 he launched a nationally syndicated column based at the Los Angeles Times, where he was named a contributing editor. That column ran weekly for the next 12 years and is now based at the San Francisco Chronicle.
Scheer can be heard on the political radio program Left, Right and Center on KCRW, the National Public Radio affiliate in Santa Monica, CA. He has written seven books, including With Enough Shovels: Reagan, Bush and Nuclear War.
He is a contributing editor for The Nation as well as a Nation Fellow. He has also been a Poynter fellow at Yale, and was a fellow in arms control at Stanford.PURCHASE OF THE BOOK RESERVES YOU A SEAT AT THE EVENT! (booksense)