"An informed democracy will behave in a responsible fashion," said Jefferson. Journalism, at least in theory, has one essential job: to dig out and communicate the facts about what powerful individuals and institutions are doing. And to hold them accountable. No one is above criticism. Mr. Barsamian is one of America's most tireless and wide-ranging investigative journalists, and his latest book co-authored with Noam Chomsky is Global Discontents: Conversation on the Rising Threats to Democracy.
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