Joe Conason discusses his most recent book It Can Happen Here.
Political columnist Conason maintains that bit by bit, essential liberties and constitutional protections are being diminished or discarded. Americans of all persuasions must ask, where will it end? This is his chilling answer. His writing has appeared in The Nation, Harper's, The New Yorker, and many other publications- Book Passage
Joe Conason is national correspondent for The New York Observer, where he writes a weekly column distributed by Creators Syndicate. He is also a columnist for Salon.com, and is the director the Nation Institute Investigative Fund.
His books Big Lies: The Right-Wing Propaganda Machine and How It Distorts the Truth, and The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton, with Gene Lyons, were both national bestsellers.
His writing and reporting have appeared in many publications, including Harpers, The Guardian, The Nation, and The New Republic. He also appears frequently on television and radio (notably as a regular Friday guest on Air America's The Al Franken Show).