Stripping bare the body



25 February 2010

In conversation with US Studies Centre head, Professor Geoffrey Garrett, Mark Danner told a standing-room only audience that President Obama’s performance leaves a lot to be desired. Danner said that even under Obama, US politics continues to be handicapped by the politics of fear, nearly a decade after the September 11 terrorist attack.

This was a Sydney Ideas event co-presented with the US Studies Centre and the University of Sydney Union.


  • Mark Danner
    Reporter and writer on foreign affairs, politics and war

    Mark Danner has reported and written on foreign affairs, politics and war for twenty-five years. He was for many years a staff writer at The New Yorker and contributes frequently to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times Magazine, and other publications. His most recent book is...