David Frum

David Frum is the author of the The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush (2003), and co-author with Richard Perle of And End to Evil: What’s Next in the War on Terror (2004). Both books were New York Times bestsellers.

Frum is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and writes a daily column for National Review Online. He contributes frequently to the editorial pages of the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, as well as to Great Britain’s Daily Telegraph and Canada’s National Post.

Frum’s first book, Dead Right (1994), was described by William F. Buckley as “the most refreshing ideological experience in a generation,” and by Frank Rich of the New York Times as “the smartest book written from the inside about the American conservative movement.” In 1996, the Wall Street Journal acclaimed him as “one of the leading political commentators of his generation.” Frum’s history of the 1970s, How We Got Here, was published in January 2000. “More than any other book I know,” said Michael Barone, editor of the Almanac of American Politics, “it shows how we came to be the way we are.” In 2001, Judge Richard Posner’s study of public intellectuals listed Frum as one of the 100 most influential minds in the United States. From January 2001 to February 2002, David Frum was special assistant to President Bush for economic speechwriting.

David Frum was born in Toronto, Canada in 1960. He received a simultaneous BA and MA in history from Yale in 1982. He was appointed a visiting lecturer in history at Yale in 1986; in 1987, he graduated cum laude from the Harvard Law School, where he served as president of the Federalist Society.

Frum lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife, journalist and novelist Danielle Crittenden Frum, and their three children.