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September 12, 2010
Nicholas von Hoffman
Journalist and Author, "Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky"
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Nicholas von Hoffman BIO:
CURRENTLY
·Columnist, New York Observer

PREVIOUS
· Columnist, Washington Post
· Commentator, 60 Minutes

BOOKS
·Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky (2010)
·A Devil's Dictionary of Business (2006)
·Hoax: Why Americans are Suckered by White House Lies (2004)
·We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us Against (2000)
·Capitalist Fools (1992)
·Citizen Cohn (1988)




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Info: Our guest is journalist and author, Nicholas von Hoffman. In the 60s and 70s, von Hoffman wrote for The Washington Post. He covered the civil rights movement among other issues. He also appeared on CBS's "60 Minutes" on the segment "Point-Counterpoint" with commentator Jack Kilpatrick. In 1974, program creator Don Hewitt fired von Hoffman for remarks he made about Richard Nixon. Prior to his journalism career, von Hoffman worked for ten years as a community activist in Chicago for Saul Alinsky. He writes about that experience in his new book "Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky." Saul Alinsky is said to have influenced the community organizing of President Obama. Von Hoffman is the author of many books, including "Citizen Cohn," a 1988 biography of Roy Cohn that HBO made into a movie.





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