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Andrew Gumbel is a Los Angeles-based freelance author and journalist
Andrew Gumbel is a Los Angeles-based journalist and writer and a longtime foreign correspondent for British newspapers. After covering the collapse of communism in eastern Europe, the wars in Yugoslavia and rise of Silvio Berlusconi -- mostly for The Independent of London -- he came to the United States in 1998 and has written extensively about politics, the criminal justice system and pop culture. He is the author of Steal This Vote: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America (Nation Books, 2005).