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Editor Jeffrey Friedman received a BA from Brown University in history and philosophy in 1983. In 1986 he founded Critical Review while he was a History grad student at the University of California at Berkeley, from which he received an MA before switching to Yale's Political Science graduate program in politcal theory. He received a Ph.D. in 2002 for his dissertation, "The Politics of Communitarianism and the Emptiness of Liberalism," a critique of voluntarist metaethics in communitarian and liberal thought and a history of the New Left conceptual origins of communitarianism. He has published introductions to editions of Locke's "Two Treatises of Government" and Mill's "On Liberty"; edited The Rational Choice Controversy: Economic Models of Politics Reconsidered (Yale Univ. Press, 1996); edited What Caused the Financial Crisis? (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010); and is coauthor of Engineering the Financial Crisis: Systemic Risk and the Failure of Regulation (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011). He has taught contemporary political theory, democratic theory, social-science methodology, and the history of political thought at Yale, Dartmouth, Harvard, and Barnard College, Columbia University. In 2006 he resigned from Barnard to edit Critical Review full-time and begin work on his book, No Exit: The Problem with Politics (forthcoming). He is currently a visiting scholar in the Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin, and the Max Weber Fellow at the Institute for the Advancement of the Social Sciences, Boston University. c.v. and pdfs of published works.




Managing Editor Shterna Friedman graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College in 2003. Her thesis, "Goldfarb and Cavell on Wittgenstein: The Urge to Philosophize," received the Pepperell Montague Prize for best senior thesis in philosophy. The recipient of the Peter S. Prescott prize for prose fiction and the Howard M. Teichmann Writing Prize, she attended the Iowa Writer's Workshop as a Truman Capote Fellow, receiving her MFA in 2006.









Associate Editor Stephen Earl Bennett received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Illinois in 1972. Since then he has become a leading scholar of public opinion, having published in all the leading political-science and public-opinion journals. He is the author of Apathy in America (Transaction, 1986) and The American Ignoramus (in press, Peter Lang); the co-editor of After the Boom: The Politics of Generation X (Rowman and Littlefield, 1997); and the co-author, with Linda L. M. Bennett, of Local Political Leadership and Governmental Structure: The Case of Cincinnati and Living with Leviathan: Americans Coming to Terms with Big Government (Kansas, 1990).


Associate Editor Wladimir Kraus, a graduate student in political science at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, is an Associate Editor of Critical Review and coauthor of Engineering the Financial Crisis: Systemic Risk and the Failure of Regulation (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011) He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Aix-en-Provence.













Publisher Emeritus Richard Cornuelle (1927-2011) was the author of Reclaiming the American Dream (Random House, 1965), De-Managing America (Random House, 1975), and Healing America (Putnam, 1983). Formerly an administrator of the William Volker Fund, he later pioneered such non-governmental forms of assistance to the needy as guaranteed tuition loans for impoverished college students, employment opportunities for the supposedly unemployable, the provision of low-cost housing, and private urban renewal.