Jerome R. Corsi was born in East Cleveland, Ohio on August 31, 1946. He received a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University in 1968 and a Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University in 1972. He has written or co-written numerous books including Unfit for Command: Swift Boat Veterans Speak Out Against John Kerry; The Late Great USA: The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada; Atomic Iran; Showdown with Nuclear Iran; and Black Gold Stranglehold: The Myth of Scarcity and the Politics of Oil. He is a senior staff reporter for WorldNetDaily.com.