Max Blumenthal is an American author, journalist, and blogger. He is a senior writer for Alternet and a Fellow at the Nation Institute.He was formerly a writer for The Daily Beast, Al Akhbar, and Media Matters for America. He is the author of two books including Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party (2009), which appeared on The New York Times bestsellers list, and Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel (2013).