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Jon Wiener

Jon Wiener is the author of How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey Across America, published by University of California Press. He is a contributing editor to The Nation, a professor of history at UC Irvine, and host of an afternoon drive-time interview show on LA public radio station, KPFK. The author of five other books, including Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files, which recounts his experiences as a plaintiff in a Freedom of Information lawsuit against the FBI, and Historians in Trouble: Plagiarism, Fraud and Politics in the Ivory Tower, his writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, and the Los Angeles Times and he has been a guest on such national TV and radio programs as NPR’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, “Democracy Now”, PBS’s “American Masters”, and CNN’s “State of the Nation”, among others.