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Clay Risen

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Clay Risen is the author, most recently, of "The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act," which was published in April 2014 by Bloomsbury, and "American Whiskey, Bourbon and Rye: A Guide to the Nation's Favorite Spirit," which was published in November 2013 by Sterling Epicure.

Risen is the deputy op-ed editor at The New York Times; previously he worked as an assistant editor at The New Republic and the managing editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas. He has written for numerous national magazines and newspapers, including Fortune, The Atlantic, Smithsonian...

Bruce Cannon Gibney

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Bruce Gibney is a writer and venture capitalist and the author of "A Generation of Sociopaths," about Baby Boomers and their role in American stagnation (coming Mar. 7, 2017) . He also wrote of "What Happened To The Future? ", an influential essay about the origins of America's technological stagnation.

Bruce has worked at a hedge fund and as a partner at one of Silicon Valley's leading venture firms, Founders Fund. His personal and fund investments included early stakes in PayPal, Palantir Technologies, now one of the world's biggest start-ups, Lyft, Elon Musk's...