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Contributor since:August 2009
Location:Brooklyn

About Me

I'm the author of Flock of Dodos: Behind Modern Creationism, Intelligent Design, and the Easter Bunny; my second book, Hot, Fat & Clouded: The Amazing and Amusing Failures of America’s Chattering Class (Being a Partial Record of the Incompetence of Our Republic's Mainstream Pundits, Most of Whom Deserve to be Exiled or at Least Have Their Cars Vandalized), will be released in 2010. I'm a contributor to Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, Skeptic, and The Onion, and my work has appeared in dozens of other publications and outlets. I also serve as director of communications for Enlighten the Vote, a political action committee dedicated to the advancement of the Establishment Clause.

 

Professional

My Current Project

Caught, Fat, and Clouded: The Manifest Failures of the American Punditry, my second book.

Why True/Slant

They probably won't be collapsing under the weight of an archaic business model and amoral journalistic practices, unlike a few newspapers I could name.

My Other Website

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barrett-brown

Personal

What I'm Currently Addicted To...

Historical strategy games.

I'm Running From...

Honest work.

Can't Do Without

The Story of Civilization series by American historian Will Durant.

My Secret Ambition

To seize control of a small African nation and turn it into some sort of experimental super-state governed under a futuristic system of democratic technocracy, but with a permanent role for myself. I imagine that this would all be funded with illicit diamonds.

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