Blogger Profile: Beau Friedlander
Beau Friedlander is a freelance writer and media consultant.
He was the editor-in-chief at Air America, which went out of business in 2010. He did a stint as Creative Director at Chelsea Green, ranked by Publishers Weekly as one of ten fastest growing publishers in the United States several years running and the leading publisher of books on sustainability.
Before that he was the founder and publisher of Context Books, an independent press that won several national awards and was credited by the New York Times for “codifying” the movement against the Iraq war in the Fall of 2002 (six months before the war began) with an international bestseller entitled War On Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn’t Want You To Know.
Context Books published several award-winning works of literary fiction by authors including David Means, David Marshall Chan, and Daniel Quinn. Among the more noteworthy nonfiction authors were Norman Solomon, Reese Erlich, Rhoda Berenson, Derrick Jensen and Theodore Kaczynski, though this last author’s project was never fully realized (therein lies a tale).
His writing has appeared in Time Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, The Paris Review, The Huffington Post, the Air America website (dead and gone and by far the bulk of my online writing), The Dominion (Newspaper of the Diocese of Long Island) as well as several anthologies and journals.
He lives in Brooklyn with two daughters, two dogs, a cat, and a bird.
August 22nd, 2012
Shut-Down Propaganda and Magical Thinking: Akin as Romney-Ryan Ticket
While I was reading commentary about Rep. Todd Akin's overshare regarding abortion, the female body and the dark night of the GOP's soul, it occurred to me that the same attitude that allowed him to say what he said (call it ignorance, anti-intellectualism, magical thinking) has been at work in ...
October 30th, 2011
What Part Of Occupy Wall Street Don’t You Get?
We have all heard the easy diss that the Occupy Movement lacks a message, or that it needs leaders. The captains of industry who tipped punk to fuse by their greedy power grabs say they don’t get it, the media interviews telegenically-challenged participants, and the beats goes on.Well, in the ...