Jacob Weisberg, 32nd Annual ODU Literary Festival


Jacob Weisberg

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



University Village Bookstore

Author/Artist Bio

Jacob Weisberg is chairman and editor-in-chief of the Slate Group, a unit of the Washington Post Co. devoted to developing Web-based publications. Weisberg joined Slate as chief political correspondent shortly after its founding in 1996. He succeeded Michael Kinsley to become Slate's second editor from 2002-08, when he handed the job over to David Plotz. Before joining Slate, Weisberg wrote about politics for magazines including the New Republic, Newsweek, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, and the New York Times Magazine. His most recent book, The Bush Tragedy, was a New York Times best-seller in 2008. He is co-author, with Robert E. Rubin, of In an Uncertain World (2003).


Weisberg was a participant on the panel "Torture in the Age Terrorism" with Brian Turner and Nick Turse ; Joyce Hoffmann was the panel moderator. The panel discussion occurred on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. in the University Village Bookstore.


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