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Seymour Hersh

Seymour HershAKA Seymour Myron Hersh

Born: 8-Apr-1937
Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Uncovered the My Lai Massacre

Military service: US Army

Hersh is the reporter who uncovered the My Lai Massacre, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize. More recently Hersh broke the story about U.S. torture at Abu Ghraib prison in The New Yorker.

Richard Perle (March 9, 2003): "Look, Sy Hersh is the closest thing American journalism has to a terrorist, frankly. [...] he sets out to do damage and he will do it by whatever innuendo, whatever distortion he can -- look, he hasn't written a serious piece since My Lai."

Brother: Alan (fraternal twin, b. 8-Apr-1937)
Wife: Elizabeth Sarah Klein

    University: BA History, University of Chicago (1958)
    Law School: University of Chicago Law School (expelled)

    Lithuanian Ancestry paternal side
    Polish Ancestry maternal side
    Center for Investigative Reporting Advisory Board
    Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity
    Polk Award 1969
    Polk Award 1973
    Polk Award 1974
    Polk Award 1981
    Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting 1970
    George Orwell Award 2004
    The New Yorker Staff
    The New York Times 1972-79
    Expelled from School

    War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State (19-Apr-2013) · Himself
    The Trials of Henry Kissinger (14-Jun-2002) · Himself

Author of books:
Chemical and Biological Warfare: America's Hidden Arsenal (1968, history)
My Lai 4: A Report on the Massacre and Its Aftermath (1970, history)
Cover-Up: The Army's Secret Investigation of the Massacre at My Lai 4 (1972, history)
The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House (1983, international affairs)
The Target Is Destroyed: What Really Happened to Flight 007 and What America Knew About It (1986, history)
The Samson Option: Israel's Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy (1991, international affairs)
The Dark Side of Camelot (1997, biography)
Against All Enemies: Gulf War Syndrome: The War Between America's Ailing Veterans and Their Government (1998, politics)
Chain of Command: The Road From 9/11 to Abu Ghraib (2004, international affairs)

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