Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum

For Immediate Release

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Stacy McCullough, Sprenger McCullough & Co., 816-221-9716, mobile: 913-927-0128
Bill Musgrave, Sprenger McCullough & Co., 816-221-9716, mobile: 816-215-4658
Edeen Martin, Truman Library & Museum, 816-268-8218

"The Enemy Within" Series begins at the Truman Presidential Museum & Library
Noted author speaks on Internal Security Threats at 7 p.m. on February 7

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.

Weinstein's analysis 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 816-235-6222.

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.

The Harry S. Truman Library is one of ten Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration.

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