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David Frum

David FrumAKA David Jeffrey Frum

Born: 30-Jun-1960
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Coined "Axis of Evil"

Speechwriter for George W. Bush who coined the term "Axis of Evil" to refer to Iraq, Iran, and North Korea. Canadian by birth, he filed naturalization papers after 11 September 2001, and took the US citizenship oath on 11 September 2007. In 2010, two days after criticizing the "tea party" movement as being counterproductive to Republicans' goals, he was fired at the right-wing American Enterprise Institute. He is a distant cousin to Paul Krugman.

Father: Murray Frum (dentist, b. 1931)
Mother: Barbara Rosenberg Frum (Canadian journalist, b. 8-Sep-1937, d. 26-Mar-1992)
Sister: Linda Frum (Canadian Senator, b. 13-Jan-1963)
Wife: Danielle Crittenden Frum (journalist and novelist, b. 20-Apr-1963, three children)

    University: BA History, Yale University (1982)
    University: MA History, Yale University (1982)
    Law School: Harvard Law School (1987, cum laude)

    Newsweek Columnist (2012-)
    The Daily Beast Columnist (2012-)
    American Enterprise Institute Resident Fellow (2003-10)
    White House Speechwriter Economic issues (2001-03)
    Manhattan Institute for Policy Research Senior Fellow (1994-2001)
    Forbes Columnist (1992-94)
    The Wall Street Journal Assistant Editor, editorial page (1989-92)
    National Review Writer, Contributing Editor & Blogger (1982-2009)
    Federalist Society president
    Jewish Policy Center Board of Fellows
    Republican Jewish Coalition
    Canadian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Naturalized US Citizen 11-Sep-2007

    The Brink (30-Jan-2019) · Himself
    American Zeitgeist (16-Jun-2006) · Himself
    Fahrenhype 9/11 (5-Oct-2004) · Himself

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Author of books:
Dead Right: The Great Conservative Revival of the 1980's Is Over... What Will the Right Do Next? (1994)
Dead Right: The End of the Conservativism of Hope & the Rise of the Conservativism of Fear (1995)
What's Right: The New Conservative Majority and the Remaking of America (1995)
What's Right: The New Conservatism and What It Means for Canada (1996)
How We Got Here: America from 1968 to Now: For Better or for Worse (1999)
How We Got Here: The 70's: The Decade That Brought You Modern Life -- For Better or Worse (2000)
The Right Man: An Inside Account of the Bush White House (2003)
The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush (2003)
An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror (2003, with Richard Perle)
Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again (2007)

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