Journalist & Author
Hosts: Said & Dari
Aired: Wednesday 5.20.09 - 10:00-11:00 PM
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Michelle Goldberg is a journalist and author who has always been fascinated by the intersection of ideology, sex and politics. Her first book, the New York Times bestseller Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism, delved into some of the reddest precincts of the United States to expose the ascendant politico-religious fundamentalism dominating the Republican Party and, at the time, the Bush administration.
In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it “an impressive piece of lucid journalism…carefully researched and riveting.” It was a finalist for the 2007 New York Pubic Library Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism.
After Kingdom Coming came out, Goldberg spent the next two years traveling the globe to research The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power and the Future of the World which was published by Penguin Press in April 2009. Reported from four continents, The Means of Reproduction is about the international battle over reproductive rights.
Michelle was a senior writer for Salon.com. Her work has also appeared in Glamour, Rolling Stone, The Nation, New York, The Guardian (UK) and The New Republic. She is a contributing editor at Religion Dispatches and a senior correspondent for the American Prospect, where she has recently started writing a bi-monthly web column about human rights and foreign policy.