Louis Menand is Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English at Harvard University. He received his BA (1973) from Pomona and his MA (1975) and PhD (1980) from Columbia. His primary interests are 19th and 20th century cultural history. His books include The Marketplace of Ideas (W. W. Norton & Co, 2010); American Studies (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002); The Metaphysical Club (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001); The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, Volume 7: Modernism and the New Criticism, co-ed. (Cambridge University Press, 2000); The Future of Academic Freedom, ed. (University of Chicago Press, 1997); Pragmatism: A Reader, ed. (Vintage, 1996); and Discovering Modernism: T. S. Eliot and His Context (Oxford University Press, 1987). He is also a staff writer for The New Yorker.