Thaddeus Russell teaches history and philosophy at Willamette University and is the founder of Renegade University (www.thaddeusrussell.com). He has taught at Columbia University, Barnard College, Eugene Lang College, the New School for Social Research, and Occidental College. Born and raised in Berkeley, California, Russell graduated from Antioch College and received a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The Daily Beast, New York Magazine, Reason, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, and Salon, and his scholarly articles have been published in American Quarterly and The Columbia History of Post-World War II America. He lives in Los Angeles and Salem, Oregon.