Andre Schiffrin

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Andre Schiffrin worked for close to fifty years as an editor, first at Pantheon Books and then as Founding Director of The New Press, André Schiffrin was responsible for a great many books on World War II. He is the author of several books himself, among them The Business of Books and A Political Education. He lives in New York City[1].

IPS connection

Andre Schiffrin was a member of the Institute for Policy Studies 20th Anniversary celebrations committee which organized an April 5, 1983, reception at the National Building Museum attended by approximately 1,000 IPS staffers and former staff.[2]

"Support Bill Ayers"

In October 2008, several thousand college professors, students and academic staff signed a statement Support Bill Ayers in solidarity with former Weather Underground Organization terrorist Bill Ayers.

In the run up to the U.S. presidential elections, Ayers had come under considerable media scrutiny, sparked by his relationship to presidential candidate Barack Obama.

We write to support our colleague Professor William Ayers, Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who is currently under determined and sustained political attack...
We, the undersigned, stand on the side of education as an enterprise devoted to human inquiry, enlightenment, and liberation. We oppose the demonization of Professor William Ayers.

Andre Schiffrin of The New Press signed the statement[3].