Stanley Meisler - author of Shocking Paris: Soutine, Chagall and the Outsiders of Montparnasse, Kofi Annan: A Man of Peace in a World of War, United Nations : A History and When The World Calls: The Inside Story Of The Peace Corps And Its First Fifty Years. Meisler served as a Los Angeles Times foreign and diplomatic correspondent for thirty years, assigned to Nairobi, Mexico City, Madrid, Toronto, Paris, Barcelona, the United Nations and Washington. He continued to contribute articles to the Los Angeles Times Book Review, Sunday Opinion and Art sections and wrote a Commentary for his website. Meisler began his journalism career in 1953 as a reporter for The Middletown Journal (Ohio) and went on to work as a reporter with the Associated Press from 1954 to 1964. He was deputy director of the Office of Evaluation and Research of the Peace Corps in Washington before joining the Los Angeles Times in 1967. For many years, Meisler contributed articles to leading American magazines including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Atlantic, The Nation, the Reader’s Digest, the Quarterly Journal of Military History, and the Columbia Journalism Review. While most of these articles focus on foreign affairs and political issues, he contributed more than thirty articles on artists and art history to the Smithsonian Magazine. Meisler passed away in 2016.
"What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure"
Dr. Samuel Johnson
(1709 - 1784)