Last updated on: 2/29/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Robert Scheer Biography

Title:
Editor in Cheif of Truthdig
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“The brilliance of our Constitution is that it protects the personal rights of the individual, including students and teachers, against the conformist pressures of the majority. The Founders had ample experience with the particularly coercive effect of a dominant religion and for that reason inserted the ban on official religion in the First Amendment.”

“Blind Oath,” Creators Syndicate, July 3, 2002

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Editor in Chief, Truthdig
  • Senior Lecturer at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication
  • Directs the Privacy Project at the Annenberg School
  • Contributing editor at The Los Angeles Times, as well as a contributing editor for The Nation magazine
  • 1998 Honoree of the Shelter Partnership (an organization of Los Angeles downtown businesses)
  • National correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, 1976-1993
  • Managing editor and editor in chief of Ramparts magazine, 1964-1969
  • Vietnam correspondent
  • USC School of Social Work’s Los Amigos Award Recipient
  • Has received awards and citations from Stanford University, the Moscow Academy of Sciences, UC San Diego and Yale University
  • Maxwell Fellow at Syracuse University
  • Fellow at the Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley
  • Poynter Fellow, Yale University
  • Fellow in Arms Control, Stanford University
Education:
  • Graduate work, Economics, UC Berkeley
  • New York City College
Other:
  • None found