Stephen Schwartz is a poet, critic, and cultural historian currently living in Washington, D.C. He is best known for his volume The Two Faces of Islam: Saudi Fundamentalism and Its Role in Terrorism (Doubleday). He previously published nine books on political history, including From West to East: California and the Making of the American Mind (1998) and Intellectuals and Assassins (2000). His poetical works, including translations, comprise Antinarcissus (1969), A Sleepwalker’s Guide to San Francisco (1983), Heaven’s Descent (1990), and Dreaming in Albanian (2003). He is a frequent contributor to The Weekly Standard and other leading periodicals in the U.S. and Canada, as well as the largest Mexican daily, Reforma. He first visited the former Yugoslavia in 1990, and resided in Sarajevo in 1999-2001.