About the Author

Robert McChesney, professor, speech communication.Robert W. McChesney is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois. He is the author of Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy, Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America (with John Nichols), and The Endless Crisis: How Monopoly-Finance Capital Produces Stagnation and Upheaval from the USA to China (with John Bellamy Foster), among other titles. He is a frequent contributor to Monthly Review magazine.