Chris McCarthy is a history enthusiast with a BA from Durham University. He also holds an MSc in International Public Policy from UCL and is currently based at King's College London War Studies Department. He is former editor of The Vibe and currently Associate Editor at e-IR. He has contributed to Wired magazine and Total Politics and holds a particular interest in speechwriting, British foreign policy, and American presidential history. When not running his book club he can be found running obscenely long distances, voluntarily.