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Nov 6, 2019

"I got to be a hero."

David Harris is former contributing editor to the New York Times and to Rolling Stone, and he is the author of nearly a dozen books—but Harris is most famous for leading the draft resistance during the Vietnam War. He was imprisoned for 20 months for refusing to report for military service, and is credited by many with helping to end the war. We joined Harris at his home in Marin County to discuss his work, his thoughts on the state of union, and how a terminal illness hasn’t dimmed his hope for the future.

Read Alan Goldfarb's profile of Harris in the Alta 2019 Fall Issue