Obama’s Surveillance State

The trauma of the wrongly accused is not the only damage wrought by massive and intrusive surveillance; these programs may also harm those who are watched accidentally and mindlessly… More

James Risen & Philip Gourevitch in Conversation

From a 2006 PEN Event, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James Risen speaks with former Paris Review editor Philip Gourevitch about the importance of a free press, the demagoguery of 9/11,… More

PEN Protests Shocking NSA Phone Surveillance

PEN American Center President Peter Godwin called the surveillance “a shocking intrusion” that “underscores our worst fears that the U.S. government has veered off the rails in its understanding… More

A Report on PEN’s SCOTUS Hearing

On a day when the rest of Washington was shuttered and hunkered down for Hurricane Sandy, the Supreme Court stuck it out and heard arguments over whether PEN and… More