Journalist Jeremy Scahill will be in Philly tonight to discuss his book and its upcoming film, “Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield.” I’m currently reviewing the book, which I knew was and is confirmed to be a must read – the film’s Philly premiere is June 21st at the Ritz at the Bourse. Neither of these occasions are to be missed.
Jeremy Scahill | Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield (A)
When: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 7:30PM
Where: Central Library
No tickets required. For Info: 215-567-4341.
Jeremy Scahill is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of the bestselling book Blackwater, about the world’s fastest-growing private army and a powerful player in the War on Terror. A two-time recipient of the George Polk Award and a frequent contributor to the Nation, Scahill is a correspondent forDemocracy Now! and a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. From Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Somalia, into al Qaeda-held territory in Yemen and beyond, Dirty Wars documents the new paradigm of the American battlefield. Based on interviews with CIA agents, mercenaries, and elite Special Operations Forces operators, Scahill reveals the dark human consequences of the wars the United States struggles to keep hidden.