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Seymour Hersh leaped to national prominence in 1969 when he broke the story of the My Lai massacre by U.S. Marines operating in Vietnam. He has written for the New Yorker since 1971. His journalism and publishing awards include a Pulitzer Prize, five George Polk Awards, two National Magazine Awards, and more than a dozen other prizes for investigative reporting. As a staff writer, Hersh won a National Magazine Award for Public Interest for his 2003 articles “Lunch with the Chairman,” “Selective Intelligence,” and “The Stovepipe.” In 2004, Hersh exposed the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in a series of pieces in the magazine; in 2005, he again received a National Magazine Award for Public Interest, an Overseas Press Club award, the National Press Foundation’s Kiplinger Distinguished Contributions to Journalism award, and his fifth George Polk Award, making him that award’s most honored laureate.

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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 18, 2013
Iraq, Ten Years Later: What About the Constitution? The bombing of Baghdad 10 years ago this week marked the beginning of another senseless American war fought for reasons that turned out not to exist, driven by wrongheaded, cockeyed, and manipulated intelligence. So the question that presents itself is: What's up with our Constitution?
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 24, 2011
The Obama/Bush Foreign Policy: Why Can't America Change? Full text of a speech given by Seymour Hersh last week in Qatar. The speech was reported by Foreign Affairs and elsewhere as a sign that the venerable Mr Hersh was losing his marbles. Judge for yourself...