About the Author
Lawrence Douglas teaches at Amherst College. He is the author of an acclaimed study of war crimes trials, The Memory of Judgment (Yale University Press, 2001), and coauthor of a book of humor, Sense and Nonsensibility (Simon and Schuster, 2004). His writing has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Hudson Review, McSweeney’s, and the New Yorker, and he is a regular contributor to the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Times Literary Supplement. Douglas lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.