Author: Ian Buruma
Ian Buruma is a Dutch writer, historian, and academic. He was born on December 28, 1951, in The Hague, Netherlands. Buruma has written extensively on a wide range of topics, including history, politics, culture, and arts. Buruma's work often explores the themes of identity, memory, and the impact of historical events on individuals and societies. He has authored numerous books, including "The Wages of Guilt: Memories of War in Germany and Japan," "Year Zero: A History of 1945," and "Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance." Besides his career as an author, Buruma has also served as an editor for The New York Review of Books and was previously a professor of democracy, human rights, and journalism at Bard College in New York. His writing style is known for its analytical depth, nuanced perspectives, and ability to provoke thoughtful discussions.