Peter Eisinger is the Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Affairs at the Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy at the New School. He taught for nearly three decades at the University of Wisconsin and subsequently served as Director of the State Policy Center at Wayne State University. He is currently a research affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty, and the author or co-author of seven books and numerous articles and monographs.

At Margraten American Military Cemetery in the Netherlands, Peter Eisinger contemplates how America's role in the world has changed since World War II—demographically, politically, and morally.