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Norman Podhoretz

Norman PodhoretzBorn: 16-Jan-1930
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Prominent neocon author

Military service: US Army (1953-5)

Formerly a liberal, Podhoretz studied under Lionel Trilling. His son-in-law is Elliott Abrams. Podhoretz argues that the Cold War should be seen as World War III, and that World War IV is America's war on "Islamo-fascists". He called for the bombing of Iran in 2007, and he is the chief foreign policy advisor for Republican Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani.

Father: Julius Podhoretz
Mother: Helen Woliner
Wife: Midge Decter (anti-feminist activist, m. 1956, one son, three daughters)
Son: John Podhoretz columnist, Reagan and Bush Sr. speechwriter)
Daughter: Rachel Abrams (stepdaughter from wife's first marriage; married to Elliott Abrams)
Daughter: Naomi Decter (stepdaughter, conservative writer)

    University: Columbia University
    University: Cambridge University

    Commentary Magazine Editor-in-Chief 1965-95, Editor-at-Large 1995-
    Committee on the Present Danger
    Council on Foreign Relations
    Hudson Institute Senior Fellow (1995-)
    Jewish Policy Center Board of Fellows
    John McCain 2008
    Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee
    US English Advisory Board
    Fulbright 1950
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 23-Jun-2004
    Jewish Ancestry

Author of books:
Doings and Undoings: The Fifties and After in American Writing (1964)
Making It (1968)
Breaking Ranks: A Political Memoir (1979, memoir)
The Present Danger (1980)
Why We Were in Vietnam (1982)
The Bloody Crossroads: Where Literature and Politics Meet (1986)
Ex-Friends (1999)
My Love Affair with America: The Cautionary Tale of a Cheerful Conservative (2000)
The Prophets: Who They Were, What They Are (2002)
The Norman Podhoretz Reader (Jan-2004, essays)
World War IV: The Long Struggle against Islamofascism (2007)


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