Dan Simon is founder and publisher of Seven Stories Press. His biography of Abbie Hoffman, Run Run Run: The Lives of Abbie Hoffman, co-authored with Abbie’s brother Jack, was recently reissued. He co-edited, with William Savage, the critical edition of The Man with the Golden Arm, and, with C.S. O’Brien, Algren’s Nonconformity: Writing on Writing.
“Danny Schechter News Dissector” set the precedent for media understanding in the modern age.
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