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Eric Alterman


Eric Alterman is “The Liberal Media” columnist for The Nation, where he has been a contributor since 1983. He is also Distinguished Professor of English, Brooklyn College, City University of New York.

Alterman is the author of the national bestseller, What Liberal Media? The Truth About Bias and the News, and 10 other books, including the forthcoming Lying in State: Why Presidents Lie and Why Trump is Worse (Basic Books, June 2020). Winner of the George Orwell Prize, the Stephen Crane Literary Award, and the Mirror Award for media criticism (twice), he holds a PhD in US history from Stanford, an MA in international relations at Yale, and a BA from Cornell.

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