Jon Wiener

Jon Wiener, – major research interests, recent American history, Cold War culture.

Professor Emertitus, University of California Irvine. “Jon Wiener . . . sued the FBI for their files on John Lennon . . . That story is told in his book Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files. . . . He’s taught American history at UC Irvine–especially the course “Politics from FDR to Obama,” and he’s a long-time contributing editor at The Nation, where he hosts the magazine’s weekly podcast “Start Making Sense.” . . . His recent books include How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey Across America [and] Conspiracy in the Streets: the Extraordinary Trial of the Chicago Eight . . .” (See,