"Lewis Lapham is the editor of Lapham's Quarterly and former Editor of Harper's Magazine. He is the author many books including, PRETENTIONS TO EMPIRE: Notes on the Criminal Folly of the Bush Administration and MONEY AND CLASS IN AMERICA: Notes on Our Civil Religion. Lapham is currently the host of The World in Time: radio discussions with scholars and historians on Bloomberg Radio. Discussant: Francine Prose October 28th, 2011 - Bard College NY." from video introduction.