Tom Engelhardt, co-founder of the American Empire Project and author of The United States of Fear as well as a history of the Cold War, "The End of Victory Culture," runs the Nation Institute's TomDispatch.com. His latest book, co-authored with Nick Turse, is "Terminator Planet: The First History of Drone Warfare, 2001-2050."
Lawrence S. Wittner is Professor of History emeritus at SUNY/Albany. His latest book is "Working for Peace and Justice: Memoirs of an Activist Intellectual” (University of Tennessee Press).
Juan Cole is the Richard P. Mitchell Professor of History and the director of the Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan. His latest book, "Engaging the Muslim World," is just out in a revised paperback edition from Palgrave Macmillan.
Ian Reifowitz is the author of "Obama's America: A Transformative Vision of Our National Identity" (Potomac Books, 2013).
SOURCE: The Root (1-21-13)