Jon Wiener

Jon Wiener is a contributing editor to The Nation and is host and producer of “Start Making Sense,” The Nation’s weekly podcast. An emeritus professor of U.S. history at UC Irvine, he is the author of Gimme Some Truth, Come Together, Historians in Trouble (The New Press), and, most recently, Set the Night on Fire: L.A. in the Sixties (with Mike Davis). He lives in Los Angeles.

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Listen to an interview with editor Jon Wiener on the trial of the Chicago Seven, his book, and Aaron Sorkin’s Netflix film on Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

Books by Jon Wiener

Conspiracy in the Streets
The Extraordinary Trial of the Chicago Seven

Jon Wiener

Historians in Trouble
Plagiarism, Fraud, and Politics in the Ivory Tower

Jon Wiener