Contragate & the Mainstream Press
Molly Ivins, Peter Dale Scott and Adam Hochschild speak at the Conference on World Affairs at the University of Colorado. Moderated by David Barsamian
Molly Ivins was a keen and trenchant observer of the American political scene. Her razor sharp wit and cogent writing generated legions of fans. Based in Austin, her nationally syndicated column appeared in more than three hundred newspapers. In addition to compilations of her brilliant, hilarious liberal columns, she wrote with Lou Dubose Shrub: The Short But Happy Political Life of George W. Bush and Bushwhacked: Life in George W. Bush’s America. She was working on a book documenting the Bush administration’s assault on the Bill of Rights when she died on January 31, 2007. She was a strong supporter of AR. We will miss her.
Peter Dale Scott, a former Canadian diplomat and UC Berkeley professor, has carefully studied and documented the politics of the global drug trade. He’s the author of The Iran-Contra Connection and Cocaine Politics.