The New York Times best-selling author Kurt Eichenwald will speak at SMU as part of the William J. O'Neil Lecture series, discussing his new book, 500 Days: Secrets and Lies in the Terror Wars.
In 500 Days, Eichenwald, a Vanity Fair contributing writer and Dallas resident, focuses on the 18 months after to 9/11, revealing the "decisions, deceptions and delusions" that led the West into two unpopular wars. According to the The New York Times, it portrays a Bush White House that "suffered a protracted nervous breakdown during that time" -- and now Eichenwald comes to speak in Bush's backyard.
Eichenwald's lecture will be held in Room 241 in the Umphrey Lee Center, 3300 Dyer St. on the SMU campus at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1. Admission is free. For further information call 214-768-3695.
Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.