About Me

At home in Falls Church, Virginia. 
Snapshot by Karen. 

I’m Ken Ackerman and writing history has been a passion of mine for over twenty years,and politics an obsession since the 1960s.  To me, history has to have a purpose, to expose truth, to point direction, to provoke thought.  It has to tell a story. 

I’m especially drawn to neglected topics like the Gilded Age, the post-World War I Red Scare, or old ocean divers — blind spots in our collective memory that often point to raw nerves.

When not writing, I practice law in Washington, D.C. at OFW Law.  Before that, I held a long line of political spots on Capitol Hill (staff counsel to two US Senate Committees, Governmental Affairs and Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry) and in two Administrations (under Bill Clinton at the US Department of Agriculture and under Ronald Reagan at a regulatory commission called the CFTC).

But enough about me. Hope you enjoy the Blog. Humor me on the attitude. –KenA


Check out my web site at www.KennethAckerman.com 



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