Mark Hertsgaard is an American journalist and author who is the environmental correspondent for The Nation. He was formerly a cultural reporter for New Yorker magazine. His best-known work as an author is On Bended Knee: The Press and the Reagan Presidency (1988), which described the way the Reagan White House "deployed raw power and conventional wisdom to intimidate Washington's television newsrooms". He has also written for magazines and newspapers such as Vanity Fair, Time, Harper’s, The Guardian and Le Monde, and for the website Salon.com.
|Climate change had arrived a century sooner than expected, and future generations were no longer the only victims.||Environment & Environmentalism|
|Contrary to right-wing mythology, the press was not an institution dominated by leftists but a creature of the very richest of the rich and mightiest of the mighty in American society.... While the press shaped mass opinion, it reflected elite opinion.||Media, Journalism & The Press|
|I don’t think America really has a left wing. The American left wing would fit very comfortably in the center or center right of most European political spectrums.||Liberals & Conservatives|
|It is a myth that most people throughout the world hate America. They hate the American government and the American military …. They love American culture—they have made it the world’s culture.||Expansionism, Colonialism & Imperialism|
|The carbon lobby knew perfectly well that global warming posed real dangers, but it chose to deny those dangers and disparage anyone who sought to bring them to public attention. The lobby put its immediate economic interests ahead of humanity’s future well-being.||Environment & Environmentalism|