Friday, April 04, 2008

What is Paul Berman reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Paul Berman, a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University whose articles and reviews on politics and literature have appeared in The New York Times, the New Republic, the New Yorker, Slate, the Village Voice, Dissent, and various other American, European and Latin American journals.

He has written or edited eight books, including, most recently, Power and the Idealists: Or, the Passion of Joschka Fischer and Its Aftermath, with a new preface by Richard Holbrooke for the 2007 paperback edition; Carl Sandburg: Selected Poems, edited with an introduction, published in 2006 by the American Poets Project of the Library of America; and Terror and Liberalism, a New York Times best-seller in 2003.

The opening paragraph from Berman's Writers Read entry:
I have just finished reading an excellent study of Nazi influences on Islamist radicalism called Jihad and Jew-Hatred: Islamism, Nazism and the Roots of 9/11 by Matthias Küntzel, translated from the German by Colin Meade, with a preface by Jeffrey Herf (Telos Press Publishing). This is quite an eye-opening book. [read on]
Learn more about Paul Berman at his NYU profile webpage.

Writers Read: Paul Berman.

--Marshal Zeringue