After Words with Tim Weiner
Tim Weiner talked about his book Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, published by Doubleday. Mr. Weiner’s research… read more
Tim Weiner talked about his book Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA, published by Doubleday. Mr. Weiner’s research included the use of over 50,000 documents and interviews with ten directors of the Central Intelligence Agency. He analyzed the inherent difficulties in maintaining classified information in an open democracy. He detailed the history of the agency and talked at length about various conspiracy theories connected with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The guest interviewer was David Ignatius.
Journalist Tim Weiner has reported on the CIA for twenty years. He received a Pulitzer Prize for his reportage of secret spending by the Pentagon in 1998 while working for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is the author of Blank Check: The Pentagon’s Black Budget and co-author of Betrayal: The Story of Aldrich Ames, an American Spy. close
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