Michael Fumento

Michael Fumento is an American author, analyst, attorney, and investigative journalist, currently residing in Colombia. A graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law and member of the Pennsylvania bar, he has a bachelor's in political science from Fayetteville State University at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, which he earned while serving as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army.

Latest by Michael Fumento in Chronicles

  • August 1986

    Nailing Mailer

    In 1979 Norman Mailer won the Pulitzer Prize and earned a small fortune with his sympathetic portrayal of murderer Gary Gilmore. Entitled The Executioner's Song, Mailer's book devoted 1,050 pages to the last days of the two-time murderer, and only 18 pages to the victims.

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  • May 1986

    Iconoclast of the Center

    The New Republic claims with some pride to be schizophrenic: it infuriates both the right and the left, while claiming subscribers from the elite of both wings. It has published one of the most damning articles yet on the Sandinista government, while likewise exposing the atrocities of the Contras.

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  • April 1986

    The Criminal Type

    Iconoclasm is the poor man's intellectualism. Challenge a traditional way of thinking and you can vault yourself instantly into the celebrity spotlight, with lucrative publishing deals, testimonies before congressional committees, and interviews on Good Morning America.

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