Kornbluh outside the Institute for Policy Studies in 2009
|Born||1956 (age 63–64) |
|Employer||National Security Archive|
Peter Kornbluh (born 1956) is the director of the National Security Archive's Chile Documentation Project and Cuba Documentation Project.
He played a large role in the campaign to declassify government documents, via the Freedom of Information Act, relating to the history of the U.S. government's support for the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile. He is the author of several books, most recently The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability (The New Press, 2003). Kenneth Maxwell wrote a review in the November/December 2003 issue of Foreign Affairs, creating a controversy about Henry Kissinger's involvement in Operation Condor. Kornbluh won a 1990 James Aronson Award honorable mention for writing on Central America in The New Yorker.
Early life and career
Kornbluh grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he graduated from Pioneer High School in 1974. He has worked at the National Security Archive since 1986. His only son, Gabriel Kornbluh, is a voiceover artist and broadcast television producer.
- "BnF Catalogue général". catalogue.bnf.fr (in French). Retrieved April 29, 2017.
- Chile Documentation Project, dir. by Peter Kornbluh, National Security Archive
- Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation, Ann Arbor Public Schools Alumni Archived 2016-10-13 at the Wayback Machine (accessed October 29, 2013).
- National Security Archive staff bios (accessed October 29, 2013).
- 1987. Nicaragua: The Price of Intervention (Institute for Policy Studies)
- 1989. The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability (New York: The New Press)
- 1989 (with Michael T. Klare). Low Intensity Warfare: How the USA Fights Wars Without Declaring Them (Methuen Publishing Ltd ISBN 0-413-61590-1; ISBN 978-0-413-61590-9)
- 1993 (with Malcolm Byrne). The Iran-Contra Scandal: The Declassified History (The New Press, 1993 ISBN 978-1-56584-047-8)
- 1998 (with James G. Blight). Politics of Illusion : The Bay of Pigs Invasion Reexamined (Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner publishers)
- 1998. Bay of Pigs Declassified: The Secret CIA Report on the Invasion of Cuba (The New Press. ISBN 1-56584-494-7; ISBN 978-1565844940)
- 2003. The Pinochet File: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability (The New Press).