Victor Davis Hanson is the military historian who is a professor of classics at California State University, Fresno. He has written several popular books on classic warfare, including "The Other Greeks", "Who Killed Homer?", & "The Western Way of War". He lives in Selma, California.
Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk residing in Katmandu, is a coauthor of "The Monk & the Philosopher" & is the official French translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
He has been a Regents Lecturer at the University of California & a professor of humanities at Claremont Graduate University. He is currently senior adviser to the president of the J. Paul Getty Trust. He lives in Pasadena, California.