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Blair Golson
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Blair started his career in the media as a 19-year-old reporter at the Yale Daily News. After summer reporting stints at the Los Angeles Times and The Australian (Sydney), he went to work for the New York… Read more

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The Betrayal at the Heart of Time Magazine
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Why did Henry Luce, titan of 20th-century journalism, bury the legacy of his boyhood friend and rival, Time magazine co-founder Briton Hadden? That's the provocative and never-before-told story at the heart of the new book "The Man Time Forgot." Truthdig interviews its author, Isaiah Wilner. (Above: Hadden, left, and Luce, center, in 1925.)

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I (TD managing editor Blair Golson) have studiously avoided blogging about "The U.S. government planned 9/11" conspiracy theories because, frankly, they're crap they strain credulity; no government it seems unlikely to the extreme that the government could keep a secret like that from leaking* (see editor's note on the jump). But Time magazine has a good explanation of why 36% of people polled lend credence to these claims: We need grand theories to make sense of grand events, or the world just seems too random.

Half of U.S. Still Believes Iraq had WMD

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With a July 21 poll revealing that half the country still thinks Iraq had WMD, the Associated Press asks several experts why this myth persists. One answer: people tend to become "independent of reality." This is not without historical precendent. Pictured above is Hiroo Onoda, a former Japanese army officer who was stationed on a Phillipines island at the end of World War II and who kept on fighting until 1974 because no one told him the war had ended.

Getting to Know Your U.S. Military Abroad

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I got an e-mail this afternoon from a specialist in the public affairs office of the US Central Command He wanted to invite Truthdig readers to check out CENTCOM's activities in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere Considering Truthdig's independent sensibility, I considered it a fairly gutsy request, and decided: Hell, why not? It is our government, after all (more).

Bio

Blair started his career in the media as a 19-year-old reporter at the Yale Daily News. After summer reporting stints at the Los Angeles Times and The Australian (Sydney), he went to work for the New York Observer, where he stayed for the next three years, reporting on the re-birth of the World Trade Center, among other things.

After taking a sabbatical in Mexico, he returned to the States as a news and blog editor at the Huffington Post, before moving out to Los Angeles as contributing editor at Truthdig.

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