About the Author
DAVID MODEL BIOGRAPHYDavid Model graduated from the University of Toronto and went on to obtain a Masters Degree from the University of Waterloo. Since 1974, David has been on faculty at Ontario's Seneca College, where he has developed and taught numerous courses in the area of political science, mass media, and global issues. David has had three books published over the past decade, including 2005's Lying for Empire: How to Commit War Crimes with a Straight Face, published by Common Courage Press. His previous books are People before Profits: Reversing the Corporate Agenda, published by Captus Press, 1997, and Corporate Rule: Understanding and Challenging the New World Order, published by Black Rose Books, 2002. David is an experienced lecturer who has delivered papers at many academic conferences, including "The Effectiveness of the International Judicial System" at an international criminology conference in April, 2003. He has presented a number of papers at York University including War Crimes in Iraq (April 2004), War Crimes in Serbia (April 2005) and The Applicability of Hermann's and Chomsky's Propaganda Model Today (June 2005). He will be presenting a paper based on the manuscript at the University of Glasgow in February 2008. David's local newspaper column, "The Global Perspective" ran from 1984 to 1988 and covered such diverse topics as disarmament, arms buildup by the superpowers, and American interventions. His work has been also featured in CounterPunch, Z Magazine, and Dissident Voice. David's unique perspective on politics has been informed by his academic, political and activist experience, as well as by his extensive travels to many hotspots such as Nicaragua, Vietnam, Guatemala and Cambodia. Touring these countries and seeing firsthand the impact of war on the people and the land inspired David to continue the journey to peace through his work and through his books.