Political author and columnist Jonah Goldberg to speak at ISU Oct. 16

AMES, Iowa -- Jonah Goldberg, one of the most prominent young, conservative commentators in the nation, will speak at Iowa State University at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 in the Memorial Union Sun Room. His lecture, "Liberal Fascism," is free and open to the public.

Goldberg is a contributing editor to the National Review, founding editor of National Review Online, and a weekly syndicated columnist for The Los Angeles Times.

Goldberg will speak about his first book, "Liberal Fascism: the Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning." A New York Times bestseller, the book offers a provocative assessment of the intellectual history of the Left. It has earned both high praise and intense condemnation, while igniting a heated debate.

Goldberg is a former political commentator for CNN, and has provided commentary for "Good Morning America," "Larry King Live," TODAY," "Hardball with Chris Matthews," and the "NBC Nightly News." He was the senior producer of the award-winning PBS series, "Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg," and 2001 recipient of the prestigious Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding electronic journalism.

Goldberg's lecture is cosponsored by the ISU College Republicans, the National Affairs Committee, the Young Americans for Freedom Foundation, and the Committee on Lectures, which is funded by the Government of the Student Body.