Fred Kaplan writes the "War Stories" column in Slate and has also written many articles on politics and culture in for the New York Times, the Washington Post, New York magazine, the Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and many other publications. A Pulitzer Prize winner and a former reporter for the Boston Globe, he is the author of 1959: The Year Everything Changed; Daydream Believers: How a Few Grand Ideas Wrecked American Power; and The Wizards of Armageddon. He graduated from Oberlin College and has a Ph.D. from M.I.T. Fred lives in Brooklyn with his wife.
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