Saul Landau

About Saul Landau

Saul Landau was an internationally known scholar, author, commentator, and filmmaker on foreign and domestic policy issues. He became an Institute for Policy Studies fellow in 1972 and became a Transnational Institute fellow in 1974. He wrote 13 books, thousands of newspaper and magazine articles and reviews, and made more than 40 films and TV programs on social, political, economic and historical issues.

Among his numerous accolades, Saul received the George Polk Award for Investigative Reporting and an Emmy for his 1980 film, “Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang” (with Jack Willis), as well as the Letelier-Moffitt Award for his human rights work. He won a Golden Apple award for “The Sixth Sun: Mayan Uprising in Chiapas” as well as first prizes in many festivals with films about Fidel Castro, Salvador Allende and Subcomandante Marcos. He is Professor Emeritus at Cal Poly Pomona University.

Saul’s weekly columns can be read on and at Saul’s last film was “Will the Real Terrorist Please Standup.”

He died September 9, 2013.

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Articles by Saul Landau

Baseball Escapism

Baseball Escapism

September 17, 2012 | It's a big business, like all professional sports, that uses good old American values to lure customers.

Smoldering Planet

Smoldering Planet

July 30, 2012 | Colorado's wildfires and the record heat waves should sober up some climate change doubters.

A Lousy New Year for Workers

January 10, 2011 | General Motors executives could claim today that what's good for their company is good for the country if they were talking about China.

Housing is a Human Right

April 19, 2010 | Self-righteous human rights attacks on other countries don't help mask glaring needs at home, particularly food and shelter for millions.