Daily Briefing - Wednesday August 18, 2010

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Victoria Bruce and Karin Hayes are the authors of a brand new book we are offering up today Hostage Nation: Colombia’s Guerilla Army and the Failed War on Drugs in collaboration with Colombian Journalist Jorge Enrique Botero, the only jouranlist ever to gain access to the American hostages held captive by the FARC. Victoria Bruce is also the author of No Apparent Danger: The True Story of Volcanic Distaster at Galeras and Nevado del Ruiz. And Karin Hayes co-produced the codirected the award-winning documentary film The Kidnapping of Ingrid Betancourt. Again they are the co-aitheros of this brand new book Hostage Nation: Colombia’s Guerilla Army and the Failed War on Drugs which w are offering up for a @15 donation to the Daily Briefing at 818-985-5785


Alexander Zaitchik is a freelance journalist who spend most of 2009 on the road in America, researching and writing his first book, Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triump of Ignorance (Wiley, 2010). In 2008 he worked out of Miami and Mexico City. In 2007 he was based in Moscow, Russia, where hwas on staff at the Exile, and Enlgish-launguage newspaper with Matt Taibbi. In 2006 he was an investigative reporting fellow at the Souther Poverty Law Center, based in Montgomery, Alabama, and Washington D.C. In 2005 he was based in Delhi, India, focusing on South Asia. We are offering up Alexander’s new book Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance here today for a $125 donation to “The Daily Briefing” at 818-985-5735.