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J. Peder Zane is a columnist for RealClearPolitics and an editor at RealClearInvestigations. He was the Book Review Editor and Books Columnist for the News & Observer of Raleigh for 13 years, where his writing won several national honors, including the Distinguished Writing Award for Commentary from the American Society of Newspaper Editors. He has also worked at the New York Times and taught writing at Duke University and Saint Augustine’s University. He has written one book, “Off the Books: On Literature and Culture,” and co-authored two others: the nonfiction work of science, “Design in Nature” (with Adrian Bejan), and the medical thriller "Coded to Kill" (with Marschall Runge). He has edited two books, “Remarkable Reads: 34 Writers and Their Adventures in Reading” and “The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books.” Read his blog here. See his wikipedia entry here.