Twilight of Empire: Amy Goodman, Anthony Arnove, Viggo Mortensen

Friday 06 November, 2015
7pm, $0

McNally Jackson
52 Prince Street

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Join Amy Goodman, Anthony Arnove, and Viggo Mortensen for a discussion of the newly reprinted 12th Anniversary Edition of TWILIGHT OF EMPIRE: RESPONSES TO OCCUPATION from Perceval press, an incisive collection of essays from renowned critics and journalists on the American occupation of Iraq.

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,300 public television and radio stations worldwide. The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award. She is also the first journalist to receive the Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the Alternative Nobel Prize. Goodman has co-authored five New York Times bestsellers. Her latest two, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope, and Breaking the Sound Barrier, both written with Denis Moynihan, give voice to the many ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power. She co-authored her first three bestsellers with her brother, journalist David Goodman: Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times (2008), Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders, and the People Who Fight Back (2006) and The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them (2004).

Anthony Arnove produced the Academy Award-nominated documentary Dirty Wars and wrote, directed, and produced The People Speak with Howard Zinn. He is the editor of several books, including Voices of a People’s History of the United States, which Arnove co-edited with Zinn, The Essential Chomsky, and Iraq Under Siege, and is the author of Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal.  He is on the editorial boards of Haymarket Books and the International Socialist Review.

Viggo Mortensen is an artist known for his acting in movies and onstage, but also works as a poet, photographer, and painter. In 2002, he founded Perceval Press (, an independent publishing house specializing in art, poetry, and critical writing. His mission as editor at Perceval Press is to publish texts, images, and recordings that merit attention but might not otherwise be presented.

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