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Bernard Harcourt

Professor of Law and Political Science, Columbia University

Bernard E. Harcourt is the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Professor of Political Science, Executive Director of the Eric H. Holder Initiative for Civil and Political Rights, and Founding Director of the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought at Columbia University; and directeur d'études at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He is the author of the forthcoming book, The Counterrevolution: How Our Government Went to War Against Its Own Citizens (Basic Books, 2018), and, most recently, of Exposed: Desire and Disobedience in the Digital Age (Harvard University Press, 2005) and The Illusion of Free Markets: Punishment and the Myth of Natural Order (Harvard University Press, 2011). He is also an active death penalty lawyer, currently representing inmates sentenced to death and to life imprisonment without parole in Alabama.