I have twin careers. My first is as a classroom teacher, starting at Cornell University and now at Queens College, where my mission is to spur undergraduates to make the most of their minds. My second is as an author, where I combine information, analysis, and irritation, all intended to get readers thinking. My writing has roamed widely, from race and wealth to corporate power and the gulf between the sexes.
Along the way, I have sojourned in philosophy, drawing on titans like Plato and Hegel and Rousseau. Plus contributing regularly to the New York Times and the New York Review of Books on social, economic, and political issues. In my spare time, I have appeared on Today, Good Morning America, Fox and Friends, with Terry Gross and Diane Rehm on National Public Radio, as well as Charlie Rose, Stephen Colbert, and Oprah Winfrey.