Seymour Hersh on “U.S. Policy and the Crises in the Middle East”

Journalist Seymour Hersh will offer reflections on the multiple crises in the Middle East and the role of the United States in the region. In an onstage conversation with University of Texas journalism professor Robert Jensen, Hersh will talk about his most recent reporting on Iraq, Iran, and Israel, as well as discussing career as an investigative reporter.

Since winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1970 for his reporting on the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, Hersh has been one of the America’s most relentless critics of abuses of power. His 1983 book The Price of Power remains the most incisive study of the former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and the consequences of his failed policies. As a reporter for The New Yorker, Hersh has over the past decade broken a series of important stories about U.S. abuses in Iraq, including the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. His most recent reporting has focused on the dangers posed by U.S. policy toward Iran.

In recent years, Hersh has been a frequent guest on Democracy Now! His reporting regularly rankles the powerful; Richard Perle, a lobbyist and policy adviser to politicians, has called Hersh “the closest thing American journalism has to a terrorist.”

This event is sponsored by the Third Coast Activist Resource Center to benefit 5604 Manor Seating is limited on a first-come, first-seated basis.

For more information, contact Robert Jensen,

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