Michael Knox Beran is a contributing editor to the Manhattan Institute's City Journal, a lawyer, and a writer. He is the author of Pathology of the Elites (Rowman & Littlefield, 2010), Forge of Empires 1861-1871 (Free Press, 2007), Jefferson's Demons (Free Press, 2003), and The Last Patrician (St. Martin's, 1998).
Beran's writing has appeared in a number of publications, among them City Journal, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, American Heritage, The New Yorker, Humanitas, George, the New York Daily News, and The Claremont Review of Books.
He has been a guest on Charlie Rose, CNN's Inside Politics, Larry Kudlow, Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg, and other television and radio programs.
Beran has practiced law in several New York firms. He holds degrees from Columbia (B.A., magna cum laude, 1988), Cambridge (M.Phil., 1990), and Yale Law School (J.D., 1993). He lives with his wife and daughters in Westchester County, New York.