The Boston University Friends of the Libraries Present:An Evening with Renowned Author, Journalist Peter Beinart

in Arts, News Releases
September 28th, 2006

Contact: Erin Whipple, 617-358-1688 |

Boston – The Friends of the Libraries at Boston University together with the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center continue their fall lecture series with an address by Peter Beinart, distinguished journalist, editor, and author. Beinart will speak on his recent book THE GOOD FIGHT: Why Liberals – and Only Liberals – Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again and members of the public are invited to attend the event.

Event Details
Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2006
Time: 5:30 PM Reception, 6:00 PM Address
Location: Metcalf Hall (2nd Floor of the George Sherman Union, 775 Comm. Ave.)
Admission: Free to members and BU students, $25 per person for the public
Contact: For tickets/more information, call 617-353-3697 or email

Through discussion of THE GOOD FIGHT, Beinart will offer insight into how, in the aftermath of 9/11, America needs a new liberal vision: A revival of the liberal spirit that won back the country’s trust at the beginning of the Cold War. His message is that to accomplish this, renewed focus must be placed on principles that liberals too often forget. Specifically, Beinart states “that America’s goodness cannot simply be asserted, it must be proved. That to be good, America does not have to be pure. That American leadership is not American empire. And that liberalism cannot define itself merely against the right, but must fervently oppose the totalitarianism that blighted Europe a half-century ago, and which stalks the Islamic world today.”

With a respected background in history, political science and international relations, Beinart is very well known as a journalist, currently serving as the editor-at-large of The New Republic, writing a monthly column for The Washington Post and regularly contributing to Time magazine. He has also written for publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Boston Globe, Newsweek, The Atlantic Monthly and Reader’s Digest.

Beinart also serves as a regular commentator on television, appearing on a variety of shows on CNN including “Wolf Blitzer Reports” and “Anderson Cooper 360,” as well as other news analysis programs including “Nightline,” “The McLaughlin Group,” “Charlie Rose,” “Hardball” and “The O’Reilly Factor.” Further, he has played critical roles reporting on large-scale news events. The first night of the Iraq war, and on election eve 2004, he was the political commentator for MTV. He also provided commentary for CNN from the 2004 Democratic and Republican National conventions. In addition, Beinart often appears as a guest on well known radio shows, including NPR’s “Morning Edition,” “Weekend Edition,” “The Connection,” and “To the Point.”

The Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University collects the papers of over 2,000 important figures. Further details can be found at

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