Enrique Krauze is a historian, writer, and one the most influential public intellectuals in Mexico, and indeed all Latin America. The director of the magazine Letras Libres and the publishing house Clío, he was for many years the editor-in-chief of Octavio Paz's literary and political magazine Vuelta. Awarded the Premio Nacional de Ciencia y Artes by the Mexican government, Krauze is a member of El Colegio Nacional and holds a doctorate in history from El Colegio de México.
Krauze has published numerous books on politics and history, among them Caudillos culturales en la Revolución Mexicana (Siglo XXI, 1990), Biografía del poder (Tusquets, 2002), La presidencia imperial (Tusquets, 2002), and most recently, Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America (Harper, 2011). Currently, he writes a regular op-ed column in the Mexico City daily, Reforma.