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Walter Russell Mead

Walter Russell Mead is the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and the Humanities at Bard College and editor-at-large of The American Interest. He is the author of several books: Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World (2001, winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize and nominated for the 2002 Arthur Ross Book Award); Power, Terror, Peace, and War: America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk (2004); and God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World (2008). He is a contributing editor to and writer on international affairs for Los Angeles Times; he also writes articles, book reviews, and op-ed pieces for Harper's, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and other magazines and newspapers. Professor Mead was a finalist for the National Magazine Award (essays and criticism), 1997, and was a President's Fellow of the World Policy Institute at The New School, 1987-97.

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