Chris Finan, President of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression
This week our guest is Chris Finan. Finan is president of the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE), the bookseller's voice in the fight against censorship. Chris has been involved in the fight against censorship since 1982. He is chair of the National Coalition Against Censorship and a trustee of the Freedom to Read Foundation.
A native of Cleveland, Chris is a graduate of Antioch College. After working as a newspaper reporter, he studied American history at Columbia University, where he received his Ph.D. in 1992. He is the author most recently of From the Palmer Raids to the PATRIOT Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America (Beacon Press, May 2007).