David Talbot is the author of Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years (2007), a recent New York Times bestseller. Historian Alan Brinkley, writing in the New York Times Book Review, called Brothers a "fearless, passionate, often angry book... This is not just a book about assassination. It is also a story of how the Kennedy brothers tried to change the world."
David Talbot is the founder and former editor-in-chief of one of the first Internet newsmagazines, Salon.com. Salons coverage of politics, technology, relationships, and the arts, has won the website numerous awards since it was founded in 1995, and the online magazine is notable for its interactive content and lively commentator base. Before founding Salon, Talbot was the arts and features editor at the San Francisco Examiner, as well as a senior editor for Mother Jones magazine. Additionally, he has written for notable publications such as The Rolling Stone, the New Yorker, and Playboy. Although retired as Salons editor-in-chief, he remains with Salon as Chairman of the Board.
David Talbots visit to CMC is sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights.