DUMBING DOWN, SMARTENING
Susan Jacoby is the author of seven previous books, most recently
"Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism," which
was named a Notable Book of 2004 by "The Washington Post Book
World" and "The Times Literary Supplement." She lives
in New York City.
Andrew Keen is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur whose writings
on culture, media, and technology have appeared in the "Weekly
Standard," "Fast Company," the "San Francisco
Chronicle," "Forbes," and on ZDNet. As the founder,
president, and CEO of Audiocafe.com, he has been featured in "Esquire,"
"Industry Standard," and many other magazines and newspapers.
George Saunders is the author of "In Persuasion Nation,"
"The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil," "Pastoralia,"
"CivilWarLand in Bad Decline," and a children's book,
"The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip." He was named one
of "Entertainment Weekly's" "Most Creative People."
In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius
grant" and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He writes for the "New
Yorker," "Harper's," and "GQ," and is the
recipient of multiple National Magazine Awards. He teaches at Syracuse