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

In conversation with Jon Wiener, professor of history, U.C. Irvine
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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.