Lawrence Douglas teaches at Amherst College. He is the author of an acclaimed study of war crimes trials, The Memory of Judgment (Yale University Press, 2001), and coauthor of a book of humor, Sense and Nonsensibility (Simon and Schuster, 2004). His writing has appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Hudson Review, McSweeney&”8217;s, and the New Yorker, and he is a regular contributor to the Chronicle of Higher Education and the Times Literary Supplement. Douglas lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.