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Richard A. Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law at New York University Law School, and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago. His most recent books are The Case Against the Employee Free Choice Act and Supreme Neglect: How to Revive the Constitutional Protection for Private Property.

Lawrence Lessig is a professor of law at Harvard.

Paul Berman, a writer in residence at New York University, is the author of Power and the Idealists.

A.O. Scott is a film critic at the New York Times.

Polly Shulman is the author of Enthusiasm, a novel for young adults.

Kurt Andersen, the author of Turn of the Century, is now at work on his second novel. He's also the host of the public radio program Studio 360.

Edward Tenner, a visiting scholar at Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania, is the author of Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences and Our Own Devices: How Technology Remakes Humanity.

John Horgan directs the Center for Science Writings at Stevens Institute of Technology. His next book, The End of War, will be published in November.

John B. Judis is a senior editor of the New Republic.

Jonathan Rauch is a senior writer for National Journal and a writer-in-residence at the Brookings Institution.

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