Jon Wiener

Jon Wiener is a professor of history emeritus at UC Irvine. His most recent books are Historians in Trouble: Plagiarism, Fraud, and Politics in the Ivory Tower; I Told You So: Gore Vidal Talks Politics; and How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey across America. He is a contributing editor to and on the board of directors of Los Angeles Review of Books,  a contributing editor to The Nation, and host of a weekly afternoon drive-time interview show on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles.


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Hillary’s Biggest Decision

AMONG HILLARY CLINTON’S many historic achievements, one tends to be forgotten: in 2000 she got the highest advance for a ...


FDR: Good for the Jews?

WHEN GEORGE BUSH saw pictures of Auschwitz at Yad Vashem, Israel’s museum of the Holocaust, he said — with &...


The Noir Key to the 1940s

DETOUR IS AN ULTRA-LOW-BUDGET 1946 film noir that packs an undeniable punch. “He went searching for love,” the Detour ...



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