Louis M. Peck

Louis M. Peck has been a Washington-based reporter and editor for more than three decades—including 19 years as the founding editor of National Journal’s CongressDaily. Prior to that, he was a reporter in the Washington bureau of Gannett Newspapers, and has freelanced for such publications as Congressional Quarterly, the Baltimore Sun, and the American Journalism Review. Peck, who holds a B.A. in American history from Brown University, is a former visiting instructor in the Washington Program of the Medill School of Journalism.

4 entries by Louis M. Peck

Book Review

Martin Duberman

Howard Zinn: A Life on the Left

A biography of Howard Zinn, a writer and activist who influenced the US left-wing agenda during the second half of the 20th century.

Book Review

Christopher de Bellaigue

Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a Tragic Anglo-American Coup

The author examines the causes and lasting consequences of the overthrow of Muhammad Mossadegh, prime minister of Iran, in the early 1950s.

Book Review

By Michael Kazin

American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation

A penetrating look at the influences behind the leftist agitation that brought us the 1960s counterculture.

Book Review

By Dambisa Moyo

How The West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly ― and the Stark Choices Ahead

Aging capitalist countries with failing institutions and irrational policies face off against the discipline, focus, and energy of emerging economies.