Sunday, Nov 12 (5 PM) – Editor Nicholas Goldberg on Our Dishonest President

Please note:  Bibliocracy Radio moves to a new time.  My guest this week on Sunday, November 12 at 5 pm on KPFK is Nicholas Goldberg, editorial page editor of the Los Angeles Times on the occasion of the recent publication of a small if singular book, a collection of the paper’s op-eds, six commentaries organized, introduced and collected as Our Dishonest President.  With an introduction co-written by Goldberg and former editor and publisher Davan Maharaj, the book is a collaborative project between the newspaper and Heyday Books, the California nonprofit publisher best known for its field guides and commitment to Native California culture and history.  Publication of this “instant book” anticipated significant further interest in the topic itself — perhaps himself — after nearly five million page views of the original editorials, which of course have since publication of the volume have only multiplied in number and frequency.  Still, these early and prophetic pieces offering alarm, concern, analysis and honest despair about the gangster-clown-in -chief outlined so many readers a perspective based on history, precedent and decency.  I’m pleased to visit Nicholas Goldberg today in the offices of the LA Times.  He is its editorial page editor, a former editor of the LA Times Op-Ed page and Sunday Opinion section and, at New York Newsday in the 1980s and 1990s, a former Middle East correspondent and political reporter. His writing has been published in the New Republic, New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Nation, Sunday Times of London and Washington Monthly.  Thanks to engineers Jee and Federico, and to the staff of the Times for arranging my visit.  This program is available on the KPFK Audio Archives and as a podcast.