Michael Petrou

About Michael Petrou

Michael Petrou, a 2018 Nieman Fellow, is a historian and journalist who has covered conflict across the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia. He is the author of “Renegades: Canadians in the Spanish Civil War” and “Is This Your First War? Travels Through the Post-9/11 Islamic World.” He is currently a fellow-in-residence in Carleton University’s Bachelor of Global and International Studies program as well as an adjunct research professor in Carleton’s department of history

Re-examining Lippmann’s Legacy

By Features September 20, 2018

Walter Lippmann’s long and extraordinary career embodied what magazine magnate Henry Luce described as the “American Century.” Lippmann chronicled it, tried to understand it, and ultimately shaped American politics, diplomacy, and journalism. Read more