For Immediate Release
Enemy Within" Series begins at the Truman Presidential Museum &
February 1, 2002 -
Independence, MO - Allen Weinstein, author of a major work chronicling
Soviet spies in America, will be the opening speaker for the Truman Presidential
Museum & Library's series "The Enemy Within: American Democracy
under Attack--From the Cold War to the War on Terrorism." Weinstein
speaks on Thursday, February 7 at 7pm. This important series will reflect
on America's internal security challenges with an emphasis on the current
war on terrorism.
Co-author of "
The Haunted Wood: Soviet Espionage in America--The Stalin Era," Weinstein
has served as peacemaker, lecturer, author, college professor and distinguished
journalist. He has been a guiding force in establishing and developing
democracy and freedom throughout the world. He is the founder, President
and CEO of the Washington-based Center for Democracy, a non-profit foundation
created to assist development of law-based democracies. Honored nationally
and internationally for his tireless work, Weinstein received the United
Nations Peace Medal in 1986 and The Council of Europe's Silver Medal in
1990 and 1996. He has also received two Senior Fulbright Lectureships.
In addition to writing numerous books, essays and articles on political
leaders and events, he has been a Professor of History at Boston University,
Georgetown University and Smith College with visiting professor appointments
at numerous other American universities. He served as Executive Editor
of the "Washington Quarterly" and was a member of the "Washington
Post" editorial staff, while serving on many panels and boards for
a variety of politically-oriented foundations and seminars.
of Americans accused of spying against their own country will inform his
talk, "The Enemy Within: American Democracy under Attack--From the
Cold War to the War on Terrorism." Other speakers in the "Enemy
Within" series will soon be announced. The presentation is free with
museum admission. For seat reservations call Central Ticket Office at
The Truman Presidential Museum & Library is located at U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware Street in Independence, Missouri. The Museum is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. The Museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission is $5 for adults, $4.50 for seniors and $3 for children 6-18 years old. For more information, call the 1-800-833-1225 or the web site at www.trumanlibrary.org.