Brodner’s Person of the Day: Parenti, Heller, Wallis

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This Wednesday at the Society of Illustrators, 7 p.m., a panel on art and press censorship in wartime. The Media: The First Casualty in Iraq. $10, free to students with ID. It will also be broadcast live at societyillustrators.org. Not that talking about this syndrome will stop its recurrence. But understanding it may help us better survive the next assault. Hope to see y’all.

Christian Parenti is an American investigative journalist and scholar. His most recent book, The Freedom: Shadows and Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq (2004), is an account of the U.S. occupation in Iraq. Parenti has also reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Venezuela, and Bolivia.

Steven Heller, designer, author, and coauthor of many works on the history of illustration, design, and ways they intersect with the world at large. His output numbers some 80 titles plus many articles in periodicals on design. Art here by Edel.

David Wallis contributes to the New York Times Magazine and the Washington Post. He is the editor of Killed Cartoons: Casualties From the War on Free Expression (W.W. Norton).

P.S.: ONE YEAR FROM TODAY IS D.C. SANIFLUSH DAY. DON’T FORGET THOSE RUBBER GLOVES!

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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