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The King of the Foxes

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  • Steve Coll,
  • New America Foundation

New America NYC: Obama and the Press

November 22, 2013

Since 2009, eight government employees and contractors have been prosecuted under the 1917 Espionage Act for leaking classified information to the press – more than all previous administrations combined. These aggressive measures, along with the government’s comprehensive surveillance programs, consistently discourage sources from speaking to reporters.

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The President and the Press

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  • Steve Coll,
  • New America Foundation
June 10, 2013 |
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Coll To Lead Columbia Journalism School | Washington Post

March 18, 2013

Coll, who will replace Nicholas Lemann as dean starting July 1, is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner who served as Post managing editor from 1998 through 2004 and is currently president of The New America Foundation in Washington. More news about ...

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Book Awards Yield Reading Suggestions | Connecticut Post

January 31, 2013

... by titles alone, the nonfiction category seems particular intriguing this year, with the finalists "Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity," by Katherine Boo; "Private Empire: Exxon Mobil and American Power," by ...

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The Sidebar: Super Bowl Edition

January 31, 2013
Steve Coll discusses what the mounting evidence of player brain damage caused by violence on the football field could mean for the future of the sport. Christopher Leonard quells fears of a chicken wing shortage, and tells us a few things we didn't know about traditional Super Bowl party fare. Elizabeth Weingarten hosts.

‘Disturbing’ & ‘Misleading'

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  • Steve Coll,
  • New America Foundation
January 14, 2013 |

It is not unusual for filmmakers to try to inject authenticity into a movie’s first frames by flashing onscreen words such as “based on real events.” Yet the language chosen by the makers of Zero Dark Thirty to preface their film about events leading to the death of Osama bin Laden is distinctively journalistic: “Based on Firsthand Accounts of Actual Events.” As those words fade, “September 11, 2001” appears against a black screen and we hear genuine emergency calls made by victims of al-Qaeda’s attack on the World Trade Center.

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Jason Burke: The Key Books on Muslim Extremism | The Guardian

November 7, 2012

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden by Stephen Coll. There are many great things about this fine investigative history ... Pakistan: A Hard Country by Anatol Lieven. This book generated a lot of controversy in Pakistan when it came out ... Manhunt: From 9/11 to Abbottabad - The Ten-year Search for Osama bin Laden by Peter Bergen. A useful, intelligent and reasonable account of how Osama bin Laden was found and killed ...

Exxon Study Wins FT Book Award | Financial Times

November 2, 2012

Steve Coll’s Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power has won the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.

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New York's Next Extremist Shock

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  • Steve Coll,
  • New America Foundation
November 1, 2012 |

New York can be as compelling in a hurricane as it is on a starry Saturday night. Some of the thrill of living in the city arises from its combination of majesty and vulnerability. Coming to terms with apocalyptic scenes is easier here than in other cities because the scenes have already been imagined, scripted and filmed by Hollywood’s dystopian directors. We step outside this week as if onto a familiar movie set.

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