American Forum - The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on America
September 22, 2008
11:00AM - 11:00AM (EDT)
Jane Mayer writes about politics for the New Yorker, where she has been covering the war on terror, George W. Bush, the bin Laden family, Karl Rove, and the television show 24. Before joining the New Yorker, she was a reporter at the Wall Street Journal, where she became the first female White House correspondent in 1984. In addition, while serving as a war correspondent and foreign correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, Mayer covered the bombing of the American barracks in Beirut, the Persian Gulf War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the final days of Communism in the Soviet Union. She has also written for a number of other publications, including the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and the New York Review of Books. Mayer authored The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned in to a War on America (Doubleday, 2008), and co-authored Strange Justice (Houghton Mifflin, 1994) and Landslide: The Unmaking of the President, 1984–1988 (Houghton Mifflin, 1988).