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Robert Neer is a historian, entrepreneur, and attorney. He has a J.D.-Ph.D. degree from Columbia University, where he has taught in the History Department and Core Curriculum. His most recent book is Napalm: An American Biography (2013). He established businesses in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Boston, and is a co-founder and co-editor of BlueMassGroup.com, the most widely read independent political blog in New England.