Adam Cohen graduated from Harvard Law School and was an education-reform lawyer before becoming a journalist. He is assistant editorial page editor of The New York Times, where he has been a member of the editorial board since 2002. He was previously a senior writer for Time magazine. He is the author of several books including Nothing to Fear: FDR's Inner Circle and the Hundred Days that Created Modern America, The Perfect Store: Inside eBay, and Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck. He is the co-author of American Pharaoh: Richard J. Daley - His Battle for Chicago and the Nation.