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Peter Richardson
Peter Richardson

Peter Richardson teaches in the humanities department at San Francisco State University and contributes frequently to Truthdig. In 2013, he received...

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How to Build a Quagmire

If you’re wondering how $31 billion of U.S. taxpayer money could be lost to fraud and waste in Afghanistan and Iraq, “Funding the Enemy: How U.S. Taxpayers Bankroll the Taliban” by Douglas A. Wissing is for you.

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Dugald Stermer Wanted to Change the World

Dugald Stermer, illustrator and visionary art director of Ramparts magazine, the legendary San Francisco muckraker, died last Friday after a long illness. He was 74.

Posted on Dec 4, 2011 READ MORE


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A Bomb in Every Issue

Peter Richardson’s fascinating new book explores the short, unruly life of Ramparts Magazine and its extraordinary effect on American politics and media.

Posted on Aug 21, 2009 READ MORE


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Peter Richardson
Peter Richardson

Peter Richardson teaches in the humanities department at San Francisco State University and contributes frequently to Truthdig. In 2013, he received the National Entertainment Journalism Award for Online Criticism for his review of Curtis White’s “The Science Delusion.” His history of Ramparts magazine, “A Bomb in Every Issue,” was an Editors’ Choice at The New York Times and a Top Book of 2009 at Mother Jones. His other books include “American Prophet: The Life and Work of Carey McWilliams” (2005) and “No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead” (forthcoming). Richardson’s work has appeared in print or online at The New York Times, Los Angeles Times Book Review, Mother Jones, Boom, AlterNet and The American Conservative. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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