Jon Wiener

Jon Wiener teaches U.S. history at UC Irvine. His most recent books are Historians in Trouble: Plagiarism, Fraud, and Politics in the Ivory Tower; I Told You So: Gore Vidal Talks Politics; and How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey across America. He is a contributing editor to and on the board of directors of Los Angeles Review of Books,  a contributing editor to The Nation, and host of a weekly afternoon drive-time interview show on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles.


FDR: Good for the Jews?

WHEN GEORGE BUSH saw pictures of Auschwitz at Yad Vashem, Israel’s museum of the Holocaust, he said — with &...

The Noir Key to the 1940s

DETOUR IS AN ULTRA-LOW-BUDGET 1946 film noir that packs an undeniable punch. “He went searching for love,” the Detour ...

The Age of Revolution: Eric Hobsbawm’s “How to Change the World”