Good afternoon, Pittsburgh!
Here’s an excerpt from Adam Hochschild’s book, To End All Wars. It focuses on World War I’s critics from an investigative journalism angle. The excerpt was taken from the introduction, Clash of Dreams.
Those sent to jail for opposing the war included not just young men who defied the draft, but older men — and a few women. If we could time-travel our way into British prisons in late 1917 and early 1918 we would meet some extraordinary people, including the nation’s leading investigative journalist, a future winner of the Nobel Prize, more than half a dozen future members, of Parliament, one future cabinet minister, and a former newspaper editor who was publishing a clandestine journal for his fellow inmates on toilet paper. It would be hard to find a more distinguished array of people ever behind bars in a Western country.
Please join us for our second reading of the 2014/15 season with Adam Hochschild on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 8:30pm in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium. Free and open to the public.