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At Busboys and Poets Bookstore, 2021 14th Street NW (at “V” Street), beginning at 6:30. In an age of PR and spin, is journalistic deception sometimes necessary? If so, under what circumstances? Chris Lehmann, an editor at Congressional Quarterly, will moderate a discussion on those questions. Panelists include Barbara Ehrenreich, Angela Valdez of City Paper, and me. You can also buy a copy of “Submersion Journalism: Reporting in the Radical First Person,” a collection of essays that have appeared in Harper’s. The event is free and open to the public.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Commentary — November 17, 2015, 6:41 pm
The Clintons’ so-called charitable enterprise has served as a vehicle to launder money and to enrich family friends.
Number of people who attended the World Grits Festival, held in St. George, South Carolina, last spring:
The brown bears of Greece continued chewing through telephone poles.
In Peru, a 51-year-old activist became the first former sex worker to run for the national legislature. “I’m going to put order,” she said, “in that big brothel which is Congress.”
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“Civilization masks us with a screen, from ourselves and from one another, with thin depth of unreality. We habitually live — do we not? — in a world self-created, half established, of false values arbitrarily upheld, largely inspired by misconception, misapprehension, wrong perspective, and defective proportion, misapplication.”