Past Authors and Interviewers

Malcolm Nance

Malcolm Nance is a historian, author, and former Arabic speaking naval intelligence counter-terrorism and intelligence officer specializing in the Middle East.

David Frum

David Frum is senior editor at The Atlantic and the author of nine books. In 2001-2002, he served as speechwriter and special assistant to President George W. Bush. 

Masha Gessen

Masha Gessen is a Russian-American journalist and biographer of Vladimir Putin. Now she details how, in the space of a generation, Russia has surrendered to a new strain of autocracy.

Robert Wright

Robert Wright is one of the nation’s foremost public intellectuals and an expert on evolutionary psychology.

Thomas L. Friedman

In his most ambitious work to date, Thomas L. Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying acceleration–and explains how to live in it.

Joseph Eugene Stiglitz

American economist Joseph Eugene Stiglitz is a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Economics and the John Bates Clark Medal.

P.J. O'Rourke

P.J. O'Rourke is the author of such bestsellers as Parliament of Whores and Give War a Chance, as well as How the Hell Did This Happen?

Colson Whitehead

Praising Colson Whitehead, John Updike wrote: “Whitehead’s writing does what writing should do; it refreshes our sense of the world.” 

Sebastian Junger

Sebastian Junger, author of War and The Perfect Storm, investigates how we overcome trauma and seek something bigger than ourselves.

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