Myths and Realities
Tuesday, September 24, 2002
Senior Editorial Writer, Orange County Register
Columnist, Antiwar.com and WorldNewsDaily.com
Mr. Bock is a Director of the Free Press Association; Trustee of the World Affairs Council of Orange County; and former Fellow at the Hoover Institution
Former Editorial Page Editor, Oakland Tribune; former Economics Editor and Technology Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; former Associate Editor, Inquiry
Author, To Have and Have Not: Southeast Asian Raw Materials and the Origins of the Pacific War; Co-author, The Iran-Contra Connection: Secret Teams and Covert Operations in Reagan Era, Drug Wars: Corruption, Counterinsurgency and Covert Operations in the Third World, and Cocaine Politics: Drugs, Armies, and the CIA in Central America
Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; former Legal Affairs Reporter, San Francisco Examiner
Awards: George Polk Award, Al Nakkula Award, Mencken Award, Hugh Hefner First Amendment Award, James Madison Award, 2002 Freedom of Information Award.
Author of the recent, 6-part San Francisco Chronicle report, The Campus Files, on the covert operations of the FBI in the University of California system to disrupt the Free Speech Movement and topple U.C. President Clark Kerr. This report resulted from a 17-year legal challenge brought by Mr. Rosenfeld under the Freedom of Information Act, forcing the FBI to release more than 200,000 pages of records from the 1940s to the 1970s. For years. the FBI had denied engaging in such activities at the university.
Former Washington Bureau Chief and Assistant Managing Editor, Fortune
Author, News and the Culture of Lying: How Journalism Really Works, The Suicidal Corporation: How Big Business Fails America, and The Shame of the Friendly Skies: How the Pilots Bought United Airlines and Corrupted a Company, a Union and a Cause (forthcoming); Editor, The Americans
Dr.Weaver has been Assistant Professor of Political Science at Harvard University; Associate Editor of The Public Interest; Editor of The Fed Fortnightly; and a Fellow at the Aspen Institute, American Enterprise Institute, and Hoover Institution.