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Brown Bag Serie: A Bomb in Every Issue
Date Monday September 21
Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
Fellowship Hall, First Presbyterian Church
1140 Cowper Street, Palo Alto
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorPeninsula Peace & Justice Center
A new program from PPJC - "The Brown Bag Series"
We know that many of our older members don't drive at night. So PPJC is introducing a new series of programs - The Brown Bag Series. Whenever possible, we will present our speaker programs twice - once at lunchtime and again in the evening. Bring your own Brown Bag Lunch and PPJC will provide the beverages. We're grateful to author Peter Richardson for helping us launch this exciting new program!

A Bomb in Every Issue: How the Short, Unruly Life of Ramparts Magazine Changed America

A Bomb in Every Issue tells the largely untold story of the wild ride of this hugely influential magazine that achieved countless firsts: it published the first conspiracy theory about JFK’s assassination, it was the first to reveal that the CIA had backed the National Student Association during the Cold War, and its article about the use of napalm on Vietnamese children (another first) caused Martin Luther King Jr. to speak out against the war for the first time.

Peter Richardson is the author of American Prophet: The Life and Work of Carey McWilliams. He is the editorial director at PoliPoint Press and the interim chair of the California Studies Association, and teaches courses on California culture at San Francisco State University. He lives in Marin County, California.
Added to the calendar on Thursday Sep 10th, 2009 2:23 PM
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