Stephen Kinzer will be at the South End library with his latest book, “True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain and the Birth of American Empire,” Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30 PM, and an Introduction by WBUR Radio Host Christopher Lydon
Award-winning foreign-policy journalist, Boston Globe contributor, and former New York Times bureau chief in multiple locations, Stephen Kinzer, will talk about his new book, The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain and the Birth of American Empire on May 9 at 6:30 PM. This event is rescheduled from March 14, when a snowstorm closed the city down. In his latest examination of the US role abroad, Kinzer, a Senior Fellow in International and Foreign Affairs at the Watson Institute of Brown University, reframes a perennial question raging again today: Should the US be an imperialist nation or take care of its own problems first?
A longtime South End resident and the author of numerous books about the unintended consequences of American military intervention, (including All the Shah’s Men and The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles and their Secret World War), this is Kinzer’s third appearance for the South End Writes series: He previously discussed his book about the Dulles brothers, and more recently a trip he and colleagues took through Iran, just before the nuclear containment agreement was signed. He will be introduced by his admirer and friend, WBUR’s OpenSource radio host, Christopher Lydon. Lydon interviewed him on the subject on February 7.