Editor's note: This contribution by the late journalist I.F. Stone first appeared in our January 1975 magazine.
Amitabh Pal is the Managing Editor of The Progressive. He writes on a variety of subjects, ranging from peace issues and economics to immigrant communities and the media. He is the author of "Islam" Means Peace: Understanding the Muslim Principle of Nonviolence Today (Praeger, 2011).
Pal has interviewed for The Progressive such personalities as the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter, Joseph Stiglitz, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize-winners Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman, 2004 Nobel Peace laureate Wangari Maathai, 2003 Nobel Peace Prize-winner Shirin Ebadi, Nobel laureate Mairead Maguire, former German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor Joschka Fischer, economist John Kenneth Galbraith, musician A.R. Rahman, writer Mohsin Hamid, activist Randall Robinson, and Gene Sharp, perhaps the most influential proponent of nonviolent action alive.
In addition to his role as the Managing Editor, Pal is the co-editor of the Progressive Media Project, an affiliate of The Progressive that sends out op-eds through the McClatchy wire service to hundreds of newspapers in the United States and other countries. Pal's op-eds have been published by dozens of newspapers, including the Philadelphia Inquirer, Houston Chronicle, Miami Herald, and the Toronto Star.
Pal has appeared on C-SPAN and BBC and television and radio stations all over the United States and abroad. His articles have been published in school and college textbooks in the United States and Australia.
Pal teaches a course on media and social ethics at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin. He has a Master's in Journalism from the University of North Carolina and a Master's in Political Science from North Carolina State University.
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