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July 26, 2009
Susan Jacoby
Author, "Alger Hiss and the Battle for History"
Susan Jacoby BIO:
CURRENT:
·Author
·Program director of the Center for Inquiry-New York City
·Panelist for the "On Faith"website sponsored by The Washington Post and Newsweek

PREVIOUS:
·Reporter, The Washington Post
·Writer of articles for many publications including The New York Times Magazine, Washington Post Book World, Los Angeles Times Book Review, Newsday, Harper's, The Nation, Vogue, The American Prospect, Mother Jones

EDUCATION
·BA, Michigan State University

BOOKS:
·Moscow Conversations (1972)
·The Friendship Barrier: Ten Russian encounters (1972)
·Inside Soviet Schools (1974)
·The Possible She (1979)
·Wild Justice: the Evolution of Revenge (1983)
·Soul to Soul: A Black Russian American Family, 1865 - 1992 (with Yelena Khanga) (1992)
·Half-Jew: A Daughter’s Search for Her Family’s Buried Past (2000)
·Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism (2004)
·The Age of American Unreason, Pantheon (2008)
·Alger Hiss and the Battle for History (2009)




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Info: This week on Q&A, our guest is Susan Jacoby, author and independent scholar. Her latest book is "Alger Hiss and the Battle for History," in which she looks at the public fascination with the case of Whitaker Chambers and Alger Hiss that culminated in 1948 with hearings before the House Committee on Un-American Activities. She also makes ideological comparisons with today. Susan Jacoby has written on a variety of subjects for the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post Book World, Los Angeles Times Book Review, Newsday, Harper's and The Nation. She has written many books including the New York Times bestseller "The Age of American Unreason" published last year. Her other titles include: "Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism," "Inside Soviet Schools," and "Moscow Conversations." She is co-author of the book "Soul to Soul: The Story of a Black-Russian-American Family."





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