Matthew Kennard

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Matthew Kennard, also known as Matt Kennard (born 1983 in London), is a British author and journalist who has written for the New Statesman, The Guardian and the Financial Times.

In 2006, while a student journalist, Kennard accused then Leeds University lecturer Frank Ellis of racism and was interviewed on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4.[1] During this period, Kennard wrote for Leeds Student. He also broke the story in the University of California, Los Angeles student paper, the Daily Bruin, of attempts by Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz to suppress the publication of Norman Finkelstein's Beyond Chutzpah by the University of California Press. Dershowitz made accusations against him.[2]

Kennard is the author of Irregular Army: How the US Military Recruited Neo-Nazis, Gang Members, and Criminals to Fight the War on Terror published by Verso Books[3] and The Racket: A Rogue Reporter vs. the Masters of the Universe published by Zed Books. He is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism.[4]

His father is artist Peter Kennard.[5]


  1. ^ BBC Radio 4 Today programme
  2. ^ Daily Bruin Archived 28 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Kennard, Matt (31 August 2012). "The modern US army: unfit for service?". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
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  5. ^ "Matt Kennard (@KennardMatt) | Twitter". Retrieved 23 February 2016.

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