NORTH BAY – (February 25th, 2010) – By Doug Mackey
Appearing in “Community Voices” a column titled Heritage Perspectives, by Doug Mackey:
I mentioned painter Arlie Hoffman in my recent article on the controversial Barnett Neuman painting. His brother Dr. Ben Hoffman has been an outstanding mediator and negotiator for 30 years and has told about his experiences in a new book Peace Guerilla. The cover was designed by Arlie’s son Kevin.
Ben spoke at the North Bay Canadian Club in November and his stories especially working for President Jimmy Carter in the Sudan are fascinating. Ben was profiled in a book called Stolen Angels which is being made into a movie called Girl Soldier. When I Googled Ben’s name there was an article suggesting that his role might be played by George Clooney. I bought a copy at Gullivers in North Bay and thoroughly enjoyed it.