Richard Abrams is a professor emeritus of history. His expertise is in modern U.S. history, government-business relations, political economy of industrial societies, and the history of deregulation. He was a Fulbright Professor at the University of London and at Moscow State University. He is author of "America Transformed: Sixty Years of Revolutionary Change," (Cambridge University Press, 2006); “Conservatism in a Progressive Era"; "The Burdens of Progress”; the editor of “The Issues of Populist and Progressive Eras" and co-editor of “The Shaping of 20th Century America.” He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and an A.B. from Columbia College.