ANN MARLOWE is a writer based in New York City. A visiting fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, she publishes frequently on Afghanistan’s politics, economy, culture, and the US counterinsurgency there and writes about the cultural context and intellectual history of counterinsurgency theory. She also writes on books and culture and, in the 1990s, reviewed rock, rap, and blues music. Her articles have appeared in a wide variety of leading publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Weekly Standard, and Forbes.com. Marlowe is a frequent guest on the radio program The John Batchelor Show and a speaker at colleges and to the US military on Afghanistan. She is the author of two memoirs: How to Stop Time: Heroin from A to Z, which was chosen as one of the top twenty books of 1999 by the Village Voice, and The Book of Trouble: A Romance. She received her BA in philosophy magna cum laude from Harvard University and studied classical philosophy there in the Ph.D. program. She received an MBA in finance from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.
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