Eric Alterman Distinguished Professor of English, Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Eric Alterman is a Distinguished Professor of English, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, and Professor of Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He is also “The Liberal Media” columnist for The Nation, a senor fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC, where he writes the “Think Again” column, a senior fellow (since 1985) at the World Policy Institute at The New School in New York, and a regular contributor to The Daily Beeast. Alterman is the author of nine books, including the national bestseller, What Liberal Media? The Truth About Bias and the News (2003, 2004), and 2004). The others include: The Book on Bush: How George W. (Mis)leads America, Kabuki Democracy: The System vs. Barack Obama, When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and its Consequences, (2004, 2005)m His Sound & Fury: The Making of the Punditocracy (1992, 2000), won the 1992 George Orwell Award and his It Ain't No Sin to be Glad You're Alive: The Promise of Bruce Springsteen (1999, 2001), won the 1999 Stephen Crane Literary Award, and Who Speaks for America? Why Democracy Matters in Foreign Policy, (1998). His most recent book is The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama . Termed "the most honest and incisive media critic writing today” in the National Catholic Reporter, and author of “the smartest and funniest political journal out there,” in The San Francisco Chronicle, Alterman is the winner of the 2011 Mirror Award for media criticism. In n recent years, he has also been a columnist for: Worth, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, and The Sunday Express (London). A former Adjunct Professor of Journalism at NYU and Columbia, Alterman received his B.A. in History and Government from Cornell, his M.A. in International Relations from Yale, and his Ph.D. in US History from Stanford. He lives with his family in Manhattan where he is completing his seventh book, Why We’re Liberals: A Political Handbook to Post-Bush America, to be published by Viking in March 2008.

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