Anand Giridharadasis the bestselling author of The Persuaders: Winning Hearts and Minds in a Divided Age and Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World. He was a foreign correspondent and columnist for The New York Times. He has also written for Time, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and The New Yorker. He is an on-air political analyst for MSNBC. He has received the 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year award, Harvard University’s Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award for Humanism in Culture, and the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Award.