Eric Alterman
  • Programs: Fellows, Nation Books

    Eric Alterman is an award-winning writer and professor. He writes a regular column for The Nation magazine and is a senior fellow at American Progress in Washington, DC, where he writes and edits the "Think Again" column. Alterman is the author of eight books, including the bestselling What Liberal Media? The Truth About Bias and the News and The Book on Bush: How George W. (Mis)leads America. His latest book, Kabuki Democracy: The System vs. Barack Obama, was published in 2011 by Nation Books.

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Featured Work
  • How to be a Political Journalist in America
  • Eric Alterman's  top 20 rules that no aspiring American mainstream political journalist should ever forget (take it with a grain of salt).

  • Cultural Liberalism is not Enough
  • Economic liberalism is on life-support, while cultural liberalism thrives. The obvious question is why. The simple answer is that cultural liberalism comes cheap. 

  • Israel Turning Into Theocracy
  • Israel is slowly but inexorably turning into a conservative theocracy while the Diaspora is largely dedicated to liberal democracy.

  • Murdoch Empire’s Heart of Darkness
  • No one imagined how low NewsCorps' CEO Rupert Murdoch's UK tabloid News of the World had sunk; our collective jaw has dropped numerous times as new revelations have been made public.

  • The Conservative Class War, Continued
  • While New York City suffered the onslaught of the December 2010 blizzard, the Post raged, union sanitation workers staged a slowdown to send a message to management. But that's not what happened.

Featured Video
  • Eric Alterman speaks with Melissa Harris-Lacewell and Bill Moyers about Obama’s first year, January 24, 2010