Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Seymour Hersh: Salute!

Today is Wednesday, 8 April 2009.

The Museum of the Bourgeois salutes Seymour M. Hersh, born on this date in 1937, whose place is assured in the first rank of all-time great journalists. Hersh's 1969 exposure of the My Lai Massacre won the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. Hersh's frequent contributions to The New Yorker are alone reason enough to subscribe to that magazine.

Hersh’s books include My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and Its Aftermath (1970), Chemical And Biological Warfare (1970), Cover-up: the Army's secret investigation of the massacre at My Lai 4 (1972), The Target Is Destroyed: What Really Happened to Flight 007 and What America Knew About It (1986), The Samson Option: Israel's Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy (1991), Against All Enemies: Gulf War Syndrome: The War Between America's Ailing Veterans and Their Government (1998), and Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib (2004).

Thank you, Mr. Hersh, and many, many happy returns of the day.


Post a Comment

<< Home