An Oxford-educated economist, Richard Parker teaches at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He is the biographer of John Kenneth Galbraith, co-founder of Mother Jones, and currently advises the Greek government on economic reforms. He is working on a book about Nixon’s legacy in today’s world.

From the Louisiana Purchase to the Panama Canal to the G.I. Bill, legendary banker Felix Rohatyn chronicles how a nation that’s falling apart was once built—and can rebuild.