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Mark Danner

The F Word: Echoing at the Extremes

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

This weekend, at a panel on the U.S./Mexico border in Marfa, Texas, GRITv friend, reporter Mark Danner discussed the "thinning out" and hard...

"What Are You Reading?" Asked the LA Times Festival of Books

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

In a city known for its Hollywood glitz and climate-friendly outdoor living, what many don't know about Los Angeles is how much it reveres its book festival.

UPDATED: Top Authors, and Editor, in NYT Book Review Ethics Dispute

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

What's unusual about Mark Danner's letter to the Times concerning the review of his current book is that the Times publishes it this coming Sunday at full 1400-word length.

Best Argument For A Formal Investigation Of The Bush Torture Policy

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

I have always wanted a day of reckoning for Bush officials who were behind the torture policy, of course, but I've been a bit squishy about it. Until now.

Torture, American-Style

Anne-Marie Cusac | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anne-Marie Cusac

What astonished me was not the Abu Ghraib torture, but the public's shock and dismay. How could people be so surprised when so many of the same practices had already happened here?

What We Do And Don't Know About US Medical Personnel and Interrogations

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ProPublica

The list of unknowns is long. How, why and when the CIA brought SERE-affiliated psychologists and psychiatrists into the interrogation strategy of detainees remains a mystery.

The War Pundits: Sam Power, McJoan, Danner, Mitchell

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

By relying too heavily on government sources from one party, most pre-Iraq war coverage misstated the threat and drastically underplayed opposition to the war among experts, political elites, and the general public.