Thomas Bass is an investigative reporter and professor of English and journalism at the State University of New York at Albany. A contributor to The New Yorker, Wired, The New York Times, and other publications, he is the author of The Spy Who Loved Us, Vietnamerica, The Eudaemonic Pie, and, most recently, Censorship in Vietnam: Brave New World.

Arab Spring

Blogger Olfa Riahi’s revelations about hypocrisy and scandal helped bring down the Islamist government in Tunis and turned her into a star.