Dreyfuss got his start with Ralph Nader
's Public Citizen
, making the break to become a free-lancer in 1992. Now that he's on the mastheads of Mother Jones, The Nation, and American Prospect, and a regular contributor to half-a-dozen magazines, he has more work than he can easily handle.
"He's a virtuoso," says co-editor Robert Kuttner of American Prospect. "He's got the classic great reporter's ability to persuade sources to confide in him, and he's got the gift of a great storyteller."
Dreyfuss's reporting takes him through the halls of Congress and the Beltway bureaucracies, studying the influence of Big Tobacco, the insurance industry, and the National Rifle Association, to name a few. It's taken him to Vietnam and to the shadowy world of the cia, interviewing spies and "slam-bam communist fighters."