Longtime journalist (a significant stint as editor of Mother Jones) and author Adam Hochschild, probably most known for his epic depiction of Belgium’s brutal reign in the Congo, King Leopold’s Ghost, visits tonight with a new collection of pieces, Lessons From a Dark Time and Other Essays (University of California Press).
“Adam Hochschild’s brilliant and sprawling books on inhumanity and injustice have made him an international treasure. Now, with Lessons from a Dark Time, we have Hochschild in more bite-sized (well, meal-sized) form. His journalism ranges widely, literally around the world, but it’s always written with the same careful craft and indignant eloquence that we’ve come to admire so much.”—Jeffrey Toobin.
“This book reveals Adam Hochschild’s journalism in all its glory. His facts are like jewels, luminous in their importance. As a reporter and historian, he turns facts into stories so dynamic and vivid that I couldn’t put the book down. This is important work by a gifted writer at the top of his game.”—Elizabeth Farnsworth.
Co-presented with TOWN HALL/INSIDE OUT CIVICS Series. Tickets and more information here.