Contributors | January /February 2006

Jack Hitt (“The McCain (et al.) Mutiny“), a contributing writer for this magazine and Harper’s Magazine, is a regular voice on the radio show “This American Life.”

Robert Dreyfuss (“The Three Conversions of Walter B. Jones” and “Cold War, Holy Warrior“) is a contributing writer for Mother Jones and the author of Devil’s Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam. His writing frequently appears in Rolling Stone, The Nation, and the American Prospect, as well as on his website,

Michele Asselin (cover and “The Three Conversions of Walter B. Jones“) is a New York-based portrait photographer. She began her career working as a photo stringer for the Associated Press in the Middle East.

Nir Rosen (“Among the Allies“) began his journalism career in April 2003 in Iraq, where he spent a total of 16 months. In addition to his recent trip to Pakistan, he has also reported from Afghanistan, the Middle East, and Africa for publications such as The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s Magazine, and Time. His book on Iraq,
In the Belly of the Green Bird: The Triumph of the Martyrs in Iraq, will be published this February. He currently lives in Turkey.

Robert Dreyfuss
Michele Asselin
Nir Rosen

Antonin Kratochvil
Daniel Duane
Gar Alperovitz

Antonin Kratochvil (“Among the Allies“) is one
of the world’s foremost documentary photographers. In 2005 he won the Lucie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Photojournalism, and his book Vanishing, which portrays a collection of natural and human phenomena on the verge of extinction, won the Golden Light Award for best documentary book. Kratochvil’s black-and-white photos of the World Trade Center site appeared in Mother Jones’ January/ February 2002 story about America’s newest hallowed ground, “Touching Ground Zero.”

Daniel Duane (“Straight Outta Boston“) is the author of the memoir Caught Inside: A Surfer’s Year on the California Coast and the novel A Mouth Like Yours. His previous stories for Mother Jones, “Meadow’s End” (July/August 2004) and “Sacrificial Ram,” (March/April 2005) have looked at the work of a scientist “cooking” an alpine meadow to examine the effects of global warming, and a controversial plan that protects wildlife habitat by auctioning off the right to hunt endangered species.

Gar Alperovitz (“Another World Is Possible“) is the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, a founder of the Democracy Collaborative, and a former legislative director in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. His most recent book is America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth,
Our Liberty, and Our Democracy.