Clay Risen

Clay Risen is a senior staff editor at The New York Times and the author, most recently, of The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act.

Herman Hesse’s The Glass Bead Game

The difference between scholarship and wisdom

by Clay Risen | Monday, November 09, 2015

Lithium, Water, and Suicide

by Clay Risen | Thursday, June 27, 2013

Spies Among Us

Military snooping on civilians, which escalated in the turbulent '60s, never entirely went away and is back again on a much larger scale

by Clay Risen | Monday, December 01, 2008