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Norah Vincent

Norah Vincent is a freelance journalist in New York City. The author of Self-Made Man, she has written for the Los Angeles Times op-ed page, the "Higher Ed" column for the Village Voice, and a quarterly politics and culture column for the national gay and lesbian news magazine The Advocate. And she is a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a think tank set up after Sept. 11 to study terrorism.

Vincent co-wrote How to Sound Smart: A Quick and Witty Guide, available from

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