Photo: Robert Goddyn
United States, 1948
journalist, advisor to Hilary and Bill Clinton

Sidney Blumenthal

Sidney Blumenthal is a journalist, historian and presidential adviser. He was assistant and senior adviser in the White House to President Bill Clinton and has been a senior adviser to Hillary Clinton. He graduated from Brandeis University, was a senior fellow at the New York University Center for Law and Security, and worked as a journalist for such prominent publications as The Washington Post, The New Yorker and The Guardian. He has written several influential books, including The Permanent Campaign (1980), The Clinton Wars (2003), How Bush Rules: Chronicles of a Radical Regime (2006), and The Strange Death of Republican America (2008). He was executive producer of the documentary film on torture Taxi to the Dark Side, which won an Academy Award and an Emmy Award. He has also written a widely produced play, This Town. The first volume of his widely acclaimed, four-part Lincoln biography A Self-Made Man was published in 2016.

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Journal Nexus

Nexus 74

Wat zal de wereld redden?
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 47

Klassieken, kunst en kitsch

Speaker at

Aeham Ahmad


Nexus Conference 2016

What Will Save the World?

12 November 2016 09.40 - 16.00 National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam


Nexus Masterclass Sidney Blumenthal

Inside the US Presidential Election

9 September 2008 14.30 - 15.45 Auditorium Tilburg University


Part I. The Classics, Art, and Kitsch

Towards a Definition of Western Culture

11 November 2006 09.30 - 18.30 Passenger Terminal, Amsterdam