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- Eric Alterman is a Distinguished Professor of English and Journalism at Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, ""The Liberal Media"" columnist for The Nation, and a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, the Nation Institute and the World Policy Institute.
Alterman is the author of ten books, including most recently Inequality and One City: Bill de Blasio and the New York Experiment, Year One (2015), The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama (2012, co-author), Kabuki Democracy: The System vs. Barack Obama (2011), Why We're Liberals: A Handbook for Restoring Americaâ€™s Most Important Ideals (2008, 2009), and the national bestsellers What Liberal Media? The Truth About Bias and the News (2003, 2004), and The Book on Bush: How George W. (Mis)leads America (2004, co-author). The others include: When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and its Consequences, (2004, 2005). His Sound & Fury: The Making of the Punditocracy (1992,1993, 2000), won the 1992 George Orwell Award and his It Ain't No Sin to be Glad You're Alive: The Promise of Bruce Springsteen (1999, 2001), won the 1999 Stephen Crane Literary Award, and Who Speaks for America? Why Democracy Matters in Foreign Policy, (1998).
Termed ""the most honest and incisive media critic writing today"" in the National Catholic Reporter, and author of ""the smartest and funniest political journal out there,"" in The San Francisco Chronicle. In recent years, he has also been a columnist for: Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Moment, The Forward, the Daily Beast, Worth, The Sunday Express (London), MSNBC-TV and MSNBC.com, and a history consultant to HBO Films. He has also been the winner of the George Orwell Award, the Jack London Literary Prize and the Mirror Award for media criticism, and has been a Hoover Institution Media Fellow at Stanford University.
A former Adjunct Professor of Journalism at NYU and Columbia, Alterman received his B.A. in History and Government from Cornell, his M.A. in International Relations from Yale, and his Ph.D. in US History from Stanford. He lives in New York City. He lives with his family in Manhattan