Journalist and author Adam Hochschild

We spend the hour talking with the award winning journalist and author Adam Hochschild about his writings on the soldiers and deserters from WWI, his writings about the past and present of Congo and South Africa, his recent op-ed on “why no one remembers the peacemakers,” his thoughts on despots, justice and CIA torture, and the future of journalism.

Adam Hochschild is a journalist and author and the co-founder of Mothers Jones magazine.His books include Half the Way Home: a Memoir of Father and SonKing Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial AfricaBury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves; and most recently, To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918. Hochschild has also written for the New YorkerHarper’s MagazineThe Atlantic, the New York Times Magazine, and The Nation and other publications.