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Midge Decter

Midge DecterAKA Midge Rosenthal

Born: 25-Jul-1927
Birthplace: St. Paul, MN

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist, Activist, Author
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Neoconservative maven

"We're not in the Middle East to bring sweetness and light to the world. We're there to get something we and our friends in Europe depend on. Namely, oil."
[on the Warren Olney show, Los Angeles, May 21, 2004]

Authored a hagiography of Donald Rumsfeld.

Husband: Moshe Decter (activist for Soviet Jews, b. 1921, div., d. 2007, two children)
Daughter: Rachel Abrams (m. Mar-1980, to Elliott Abrams)
Daughter: Naomi Decter (conservative writer)
Husband: Norman Podhoretz (conservative writer)
Son: John Podhoretz (conservative writer)

    University: University of Minnesota (no degree)
    University: Jewish Theological Seminary of America
    University: New York University (no degree)

    President's Commission on White House Fellowships
    Commentary Magazine Managing Editor
    Harper's Executive Editor
    Midstream Assistant Editor
    The Saturday Review Managing Editor
    Accuracy in Media National Advisory Board
    Capital Research Center
    Center for Security Policy
    Coalition for a Democratic Majority National Chairman
    Committee for the Free World Executive Director
    Committee on the Present Danger
    Foreign Policy Research Institute Board of Advisors
    The Heritage Foundation Board of Trustees
    Hoover Institution
    Hudson Institute
    Independent Women's Forum
    Institute on Religion and Public Life Senior Fellow
    Jamestown Foundation Advisory Board
    Jewish Policy Center Board of Fellows
    Nicaraguan Freedom Fund Board of Directors
    Philadelphia Society Board of Trustees
    Project for the New American Century
    Softer Voices Board of Directors
    National Humanities Medal 2003
    Jewish Ancestry

Author of books:
The Liberated Woman and Other Americans (1971)
The New Chastity and Other Arguments Against Women's Liberation (1972)
Liberal Parents, Radical Children (1975)
An Old Wife's Tale: My Seven Decades in Love and War (2001, memoir)
Rumsfeld: A Personal Portrait (2003, biography)


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