Gregg Easterbrook has been a contributing editor at Newsweek and U.S. News & WorldReport. A senior editor of The New Republic and a contributing editor forAtlantic Monthly and Washington Monthly, Easterbrook is a two-time winner ofthe Investigative Reporters and Editors Award and a distinguished fellow ofthe Fulbright Foundation. He is the author of several critically acclaimedbooks, including The Progress Paradox and Beside Still Waters: Searching for Meaning in an Age of Doubt. His website is