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Pulitzer winner to discuss war in Iraq, Nov. 30

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh will discuss "The War in Iraq: Bush's Democracy and the Real Thing" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in McCosh 50.

Formerly a reporter for The New York Times, Hersh first gained recognition in 1969 for exposing the My Lai massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize. He currently contributes regularly to The New Yorker on military and security matters.

His 2004 book, "Chain of Command: The Road From 9-11 to Abu Ghraib," collects and elaborates on stories Hersh wrote for The New Yorker on the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the torture scandal at Abu Ghraib prison and intervening events. The book focuses on the manner in which sensitive intelligence was gathered and disseminated within the Bush administration.

The talk, designated as the Stafford Little Lecture, is part of the University's Public Lecture Series.

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