LA Times Festival of Books

Political Science and Communications Professors
to Participate in Book Festival

Raphael Sonenshein and Nancy Snow among featured authors

March 26, 2007

By Mimi Ko Cruz

Raphael J. Sonenshein, professor of political science, and Nancy Snow, associate professor of communications, will be among the authors participating in the Los Angeles Times 12th Annual Festival of Books at UCLA.

Sonenshein, author of “Los Angeles: Structure of a City Government,” “The City At Stake: Secession, Reform and the Battle for Los Angeles” and “Politics in Black and White: Race and Power in Los Angeles,” will serve on an April 29 panel titled “The Promised Land.” His fellow panelists at the 3 p.m. discussion will be authors Jim Newton, “Justice for All: Earl Warren and the Nation He Made”; and Joe Mathews, “The People’s Machine: Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Rise of Blockbuster Democracy.” Moderator will be Sacramento Bee columnist and author Peter Schrag, “California: America’s High-Stakes Experiment.”

Snow, author of “The Arrogance of American Power,” “Information War: American Propaganda, Free Speech and Opinion Control Since 9/11” and “Propaganda, Inc.,” will serve as moderator for a 2:30 p.m. April 29 panel about Iraq. The panelists will be authors T. Christian Miller, “Blood Money: Wasted Billions, Lost Lives and Corporate Greed in Iraq”; Robert Scheer, “Playing President: My Relationships with Nixon, Carter, Bush I, Reagan and Clinton — and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush”; and William Langewiesche, “The Outlaw Sea: A World of Freedom, Chaos and Crime.”

Following the panel discussions, Sonenshein and Snow will be signing their books. This is the first time Cal State Fullerton faculty members have been invited to participate in the Festival of Books.

The free two-day event, April 28 and 29 this year, attracts more than 130,000 book lovers.

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