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In this video, journalist and author Fabian Scheidler interviews Putizer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh about his latest article, “How America Took Out The Nord Stream Pipeline.”
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Seymour Hersh is an American investigative journalist and political writer. He became known in 1969 when he exposed the My Lai massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War. For this he received the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1970. In the 1970s, Hersh covered the Watergate scandal for The New York Times, and in 2004 he reported for The New Yorker on the torture and abuse of prisoners by the U.S. military at Abu Ghraib in Iraq. Hersh has won five George Polk Awards and two National Magazine Awards. He is the author of 11 books, including The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House (1983), a biography of Henry Kissinger that won the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Fabian Scheidler, born in 1968, studied history and philosophy at the Free University of Berlin and theater directing at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt/M. Since 2001, he has worked as a freelance writer for print media, television, theater and opera. In 2009, he founded the independent television magazine Kontext TV with David Goeßmann. Otto Brenner Media Prize for critical journalism (2009). As a dramaturge and playwright, he worked for many years for the Grips Theater in Berlin. In 2013, his opera “Death of a Banker” (music: Andreas Kersting) premiered at the Gerhart Hauptmann Theater in Görlitz. In 2015, Fabian Scheidler’s book “Das Ende der Megamaschine. Geschichte einer scheiternden Zivilisation” by Promedia Verlag (Vienna). The Robert Jungk Library for Future Studies selected it as one of the “TOP 10 Future Literature 2015”.
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