As a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, Harper's, and many other publications, Mark Danner has covered Central America, Haiti, the Balkans, Iraq, and the Middle East. His books on politics and foreign policy include The Road to Illegitimacy, Torture and Truth: America, Abu Graid, and the War on Terror, and The Secret Way to War: The Downing Street Memo and the Iraq War's Buried History. As a staff writer for the foreign news desk of Der Spiegel, Carolin Emcke has written about war crimes and human rights violations in places such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Colombia. She is the author of Echoes of Violence: Letters from a War Reporter. These award-winning journalists discuss the violent world we live in and the dangers one faces in reporting on it.