Our Own Worst Enemy: The Assault from within on Modern Democracy
Tom Nichols is a U.S. Naval War College professor, and an adjunct at the U.S. Air Force School of Strategic Force Studies, and the Harvard Extension School. He is a specialist on international security affairs, including U.S.-Russia relations, nuclear strategy, and NATO issues.
A nationally-known commentator on U.S. politics and national security, he is a columnist for USA Today and a contributing writer at The Atlantic. He is the author of "The Death of Expertise" (2017), "No Use: Nuclear Weapons and US National Security" (2013), and "Eve of Destruction: The Coming Age of Preventive War" (2008). His newest book is "Our Own Worst Enemy: The Assault from within on Modern Democracy" (2021).
He served as a staff member in the U.S. Senate and has held fellowships at CSIS and the Harvard Kennedy School. He has taught at Dartmouth, La Salle and Georgetown. And, he is also a five-time undefeated 'Jeopardy!' champion.
Biography excerpted from https://usnwc.edu
Abstract adapted from book cover and reviews