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- Maggie Jackson Journalist, author of a new book titled, "Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age" (Prometheus Books) and author of the "Balancing Acts" column in the Boston Globe.
- Rick Shenkman History professor, editor and founder of George Mason University's History News Network, investigative reporter and author of "Just How Stupid Are We? Facing the Truth About the American Voter" (Basic Books)
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