Sam Tanenhaus is the U.S. Writer at Large for the British monthly, Prospect. He was previously on the staff at the New York Times, where he was editor (in chief) of both the Sunday Book Review and the Week in Review and then Writer at Large. Before joining the Times he was a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, writing feature articles on politics and culture. His books include Whittaker Chambers: A Biography and The Death of Conservatism. His articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, New Republic, Atlantic, Esquire, Newsweek, Slate, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and many other publications.