Walter Russell Mead
Walter Russell Mead is the James Clark Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College and editor at large of the American Interest. Until 2010 Mead was the Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations; until 2011 he was a Brady-Johnson Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Grand Strategy at Yale University. He is the author of Special Providence: American Foreign Policy and How It Changed the World (2002, 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 (2005); and God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World (2007). His blog, Via Meadia, appears at the American Interest online.