The Clean Slate

Who We Are


Keith Libbey is chairman emeritus of Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He practices corporate law specializing in mergers, acquisitions and finance. He represents several major public companies as well as numerous venture stage and medium sized private companies.  Carleton College, '59, and Harvard Law School, '62.

Evan Thomas 
was made Editor at Large of Newsweek in September 2006. He is the magazine’s lead writer on major news stories and the author of many longer features, including Newsweek’s special behind-the-scenes issues on presidential elections, and more than a hundred cover stories.


Thomas is the author of seven books, all published by Simon & Schuster: “The War Lovers” (2010) about the Spanish-American War; “Sea of Thunder,” about the war in the Pacific (2006), a New York Times bestseller; “John Paul Jones,” a biography of the American revolutionary (2003), a New York Times bestseller; “Robert Kennedy: His Life” (2000); “The Very Best Men: The Early Years of the CIA” (1995); “The Man to See: The Life of Edward Bennett Williams” (1991); and “The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made (with Walter Isaacson, 1986).


The authors are not associated with any organization or point of view except their own.

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