Louis Menand is Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English at Harvard. He has also taught at Princeton, Queens College, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is the author of several books, including The Metaphysical Club, which won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 2002. He has been associate editor at The New Republic (1986-1987), literary editor of The New Yorker (1993-1994), and contributing editor of The New York Review of Books (1994-2001). Since 2001 he has been a staff writer at The New Yorker. His most recent book is The Marketplace of Ideas, on American higher education.
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