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Hedrick Smith

The Great Middle Class Awakening and Its Torchbearer

Llewellyn King | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Llewellyn King

But Smith is not a polemicist. He uses the reporter's tools, honed over decades in Moscow and Washington and on big stories, like the civil rights movement and the fall of the Soviet Union, to make his points against the assault on the middle class.

Truth Over Truthiness Is Job One for Watchdog Journalists

Dan Froomkin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Media
Dan Froomkin

Pursuing day-in day-out accountability reporting is more challenging than ever in a world of diminished journalistic resources and increasing spin. But battling misinformation is a special and essential kind of watchdog journalism.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Saigon, Cairo and Moscow

Bill Lucey | Posted 03.16.2013 | Media
Bill Lucey

Is there life after newspapers? Of course there is; especially if you talk to Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and former correspondent for the New York Times, who left the paper in 1988 after 26 years.

Defying Gravity: The History of 40 Years of Wealth Falling Up

Dan Froomkin | Posted 12.22.2012 | Books
Dan Froomkin

Who stole the American Dream? The short answer to the question in the title of Hedrick Smith's new book is: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Wal-Mart. But the longer answer is one heck of a story, told by one of the great journalists of our time.