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Ray Bonner, a celebrated investigative reporter, is a SpyTalk fan. We're proud to have him as a founding subscriber.
Ray Bonner is one of us, and we’re thrilled to have him. Just for starters, he’s been an acclaimed foreign correspondent and investigative reporter for The New York Times, a staff writer at The New Yorker and contributor to The New York Review of Books.
But there’s so much more. He’s reported from more than a hundred countries, from Armenia to Zambia. He’s the author of four books, including Weakness and Deceit: America and El Salvador’s Dirty War (which won the Robert F. Kennedy book award). His stellar work has drawn multiple honors over the decades, including a shared Pulitzer, an Overseas Press Club Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award and the Louis M. Lyon Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism from the Nieman Fellows at Harvard.
But Ray remains indefatigable at 80. This year he co-produced a stunning HBO documentary with Alex Gibney, The Forever Prisoner, about Abu Zubaydah and the CIA's torture program for 9/11 suspects.
Not only that, he’s been a U.S. Marine (Vietnam); lawyer (Stanford); a Nader's Raider and prosecutor (the San Francisco District Attorney's office).
And how about this? Today Ray owns a beachside bookstore in Sydney, Australia, called Bookoccino. Gotta be a crocodile story in that.
And he’s a SpyTalk reader.
“I'm a subscriber, supporter, and huge fan of SpyTalk. I look forward to it landing in my Inbox every day,” he says. “Jeff Stein's intelligence sources have sources. His SpyTalk is the New York Times for intelligence reporting—and intelligent readers. And it's fun to read.”
We love Ray Bonner. And he loves us. So how about joining him as a paid subscriber to keep SpyTalk rolling? We’re pretty sure you won’t be sorry, and we thank you in advance.
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