Andrew Kier Wise is Associate Professor of History and Government at Daemen College in Amherst, New York. His previous publications on liberalism include a political biography of Kadet leader Aleksander Lednicki. His most recent publications deal with the historical philosophy of Feliks Koneczny. Currently, he is working on a monograph about the Bolshevik Boris Reinstein and his wife Anna.David M. Borgmeyer is Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for International Studies at Saint Louis University. His research interests center around issues of religion and gender in Russian Modernism. He has presented, lectured, and published on icons and avant-garde art, and is currently editing a handbook of the Russian Avant-garde.Nicole Monnier is Associate Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Russian at University of Missouri-Columbia. Her general area of interest is 19th-century literary culture; her more recent research examines the intersection of Russian literature, anthropology and non-fiction writing.Byron T. Scott, Professor Emeritus of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia, specializes in free press studies with an emphasis on post-Soviet societies. He has lived and taught in Bulgaria, Russia, Albania, Mongolia, Moldova and Georgia among others. He continues to write and consult for Freedom House, Open Society and other agencies.