Jesse Larner is a New York-based writer on politics and culture. He is the author of Mount Rushmore: An Icon Reconsidered (Nation Books, 2002) and Forgive Us Our Spins: Michael Moore and the Future of the Left (Wiley and Sons, 2006.) He has written for The Nation, The San Francisco Chronicle, and Dissent magazine. His work has been featured on Radio Nation, the Kojo Nnamdi Show, Sirius Satellite Radio, and NPR. He has appeared in the documentary films Michael & Me (2006), Manufacturing Dissent (2007), Penn & Teller's investigative television program Bullsh*t!, and the PBS television show History Detectives. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.