02 October 2004

Seymour Hersh: Chain of command

Seymour Hersh's new book, Chain of command, just came out. Hersh is the New Yorker writer who broke nearly every major story about US failures in the war on Al Qaeda and also the war in Iraq, including the first published account in the US of the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. He's a great writer who methodically collects evidence and links it together into an irrefutable presentation. He made his reputation breaking the My Lai massacre story in 1969, and shows no signs of slowing down.

His track record is, in a word, astonishing. I hope more journalists are inspired by his example.

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