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The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals

Jane Mayer
In conversation with Jon Wiener, professor of history, U.C. Irvine
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
01:09:57
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Episode Summary
A New Yorker reporter's definitive account of how decisions made behind closed doors in Washington spiraled out around the world, often with unintended consequences.

Participant(s) Bio
Jane Mayer is the co-author of two best-selling narrative non-fiction books, Landslide: The Unmaking of the President, and Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas, both of which received glowing reviews and were book-of-the-month-club selections, and the latter of which was a finalist for the National Book Award. She is a Washington-based staff writer for The New Yorker, specializing in political and investigative reporting. Before that, she was a senior writer and front page editor for The Wall Street Journal, as well as the Journal's first female White House correspondent.


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