Diana West is the author of The Death of the Grown-Up: How America’s Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization (St Martin’s Press). She writes a weekly column that appears in about 120 newspapers, including the Washington Examiner on Sundays. Her work has appeared in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, The New Criterion, The Public Interest, The Weekly Standard, In Character, and The Washington Post Magazine, and her fiction has appeared inĀ Atlantic Monthly. She has made numerous television appearances as a CNN contributor to “Lou Dobbs Tonight” and “Lou Dobbs This Week.” She is now at work on her second book for St Martin’s Press, The Hollow Center.