The Authors

Adam Bellow

Adam Bellow is currently vice president/executive editor at HarperCollins. He has also been an executive editor at Doubleday (Random House) and was formerly editorial director of the Free Press (Simon & Schuster). A native New Yorker, he grew up…

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Alexander Harrington

Alexander Harrington is founder and artistic director of the Eleventh Hour Theatre Co., for which directed his own translation of Aeschylus’s Agamemnon; The Burial at Thebes; Richard II; Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2; and Henry V; and his…

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Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum is a columnist for the Washington Post and Slate, covering U.S. and international politics. She also writes regularly for a range of newspapers and magazines in Britain and the United States, including the New York Review of Books, the…

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Barry C. Lynn

Barry C. Lynn is director of the Markets, Enterprise, and Resiliency Project, and a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. He is author of Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction (2009) and End of…

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Bruce Bawer

Bruce Bawer was born in New York City in 1956, received a PhD in English from Stony Brook University in 1983, and moved to Europe in 1998. He has been a literary critic for the New Criterion (1983–93), film…

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Chris Norwood

Chris Norwood, an award-winning author and journalist, is the founder of Health People: Community Preventive Health Institute in the South Bronx. She started Health People as a women’s AIDS peer education program in 1990; since then, Health People has…

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Christina Hoff Sommers

Christina Hoff Sommers is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Before joining AEI, she was a professor of philosophy at Clark University, where she specialized in moral theory. Her academic articles have appeared in publications including the…

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Christine Rosen

Christine Rosen is senior editor of the New Atlantis: A Journal of Technology & Society, where she writes about the social impact of technology, bioethics, and the history of genetics. Rosen is the author of Preaching Eugenics: Religious Leaders…

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Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens was born in 1949 and educated at the Leys School, Cambridge and Balliol College Oxford. He worked as a journalist and reviewer in London before immigrating to the United States in 1981. In Washington, DC, where he…

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Daniel Hannan

Daniel Hannan has been Conservative MEP (Member of the European Parliament) for the South East of England since 1999. Local Conservatives voted him to the top of the regional list for the 2004 and 2009 European elections. He is…

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David Mamet

David Mamet is author of the plays Race, November, Romance, Boston Marriage, Oleanna, Glengarry Glen Ross (1984 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Award), American Buffalo, The Old Neighborhood, A Life in the Theater, Speed-the-Plow, Edmond, Lakeboat, The…

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Dennis Whittle

Dennis Whittle is CEO of GlobalGiving, which he cofounded in late 2000 after a career in the official aid sector. GlobalGiving is the world’s leading marketplace for international philanthropy. It allows qualified community-based groups around the world to post…

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Glenn Harlan Reynolds

Glenn Harlan Reynolds is the Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee, where he teaches, among other subjects, constitutional law and Internet law. He is the author of The Appearance of Impropriety, An Army of…

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Greg Lukianoff

Greg Lukianoff is a constitutional lawyer and the president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). He is a regular blogger for the Huffington Post and has published articles in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Los…

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James Kirchick

James Kirchick is a contributing editor of the New Republic, an online columnist for the New York Daily News, and a contributing writer to the Advocate. He is a frequent contributor to newspapers, magazines, and policy journals across the…

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Jessica Gavora

Jessica Gavora is a Washington, DC, writer on politics and feminism. She has written widely about feminism and federal gender equity law in sports and education. Her acclaimed critique of gender equity in American education, Tilting the Playing Field…

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Katherine Mangu-Ward

Katherine Mangu-Ward is a senior editor at Reason magazine and Reason.com. Previously, Mangu-Ward worked as a reporter for the Weekly Standard magazine and as a researcher at the New York Times op-ed page. She was a 2005 Phillips Foundation…

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Lee Siegel

Lee Siegel has written about culture and politics for numerous publications, including Harper’s, the Atlantic Monthly, the New Yorker, New York, Time, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He has been the television critic for the…

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Mark Helprin

Mark Helprin was raised on the Hudson and in the British West Indies. After receiving degrees from Harvard College and Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, he did postgraduate work at the University of Oxford, Princeton, and Columbia…

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Mark T. Mitchell

Mark T. Mitchell received his PhD in government (political theory) in 2001 from Georgetown University. He currently teaches political theory at Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia. In 2008–9 he was a fellow at the James Madison Program in…

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Max Borders

Max Borders is a writer living in the Research Triangle area, North Carolina, with his wife and three-year-old son. Formerly managing editor of Tech Central Station, Max continues to write nonfiction and opinion journalism. Max earns part of his…

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Michael C. Moynihan

Michael C. Moynihan is a senior editor of Reason magazine and a producer at Reason TV. Before joining Reason, Moynihan was a resident fellow at the Swedish policy institute Timbro and edited the English-language website Stockholm Spectator. He is…

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Michael Goodwin

Michael Goodwin is the chief political columnist for the New York Post and nypost.com, writing on national, international, and New York issues in a full-page column that appears each Wednesday and Sunday. Goodwin also offers commentary on the Fo…

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Naomi Schaefer Riley

Naomi Schaefer Riley is an affiliate scholar at the Institute for American Values. She was, until recently, the deputy taste editor of the Wall Street Journal, where she covered religion, higher education, and philanthropy for the editorial page. Her…

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Peter Berkowitz

Peter Berkowitz is the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, where he chairs the Task Force on National Security and Law and cochairs the Task Force on the Virtues of a Free Society…

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Richard A. Epstein

Richard A. Epstein is the James Parker Hall Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1972. He has also been the Peter and Kirstin Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution…

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Robert D. Kaplan

Robert D. Kaplan is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, DC, and a national correspondent for the Atlantic. From 2006 to 2008, he was the Class of 1960 Distinguished Visiting Professor in…

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Ron Rosenbaum

Ron Rosenbaum is the author of seven books, including The Shakespeare Wars: Clashing Scholars, Public Fiascoes, Palace Coups; Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origin of His Evil; and The Secret Parts of Fortune, a collection of his essays…

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Shelby Steele

Shelby Steele is the Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, specializing in race relations, multiculturalism, and affirmative action. Steele received the Bradley Prize (2006) for contributions to the study of race in America…

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Stephen Schwartz

Stephen Schwartz is executive director of the Center for Islamic Pluralism (CIP), a transnational network of moderate Muslims, at www.islamicpluralism.org. Although brought up without religion, he has been Muslim since 1997, and is active in interfaith activities involving Muslims…

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Tara McKelvey

Tara McKelvey is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review and author of Monstering: Inside America’s Policy on Secret Interrogations and Torture in the Terror War, which former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski has described as…

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