Friday, March 21, 2014

David Frum becomes senior editor of The Atlantic

Expat David Frum is joining The Atlantic magazine as a senior editor effective March 31. He will write for the website and the magazine and participate in Atlantic events. Frum is perhaps best known as being the former special assistant and speechwriter for President George W. Bush who coined the term "axis of evil". He is a fervent Republican, though often a critic of the party. (His first book was called Dead Right and his most recent e-book was Why Romney Lost. He was fired by the American Enterprise Institute, a right-wing think tank, for being critical of Republican strategy on health care.)

Frum is a native of Toronto, though he now lives in Washington, and is the son of the late Barbara Frum, well-known as a radio (As it Happens) and television (The Journal) host.
“In a media world of quick takes and fast reacts, The Atlantic offers something indispensable: news that stays news," says Frum. "I hope to offer readers content they will continue to think about even after the browser window closes and the latest Facebook status update is buried beneath the Twitter feed.” 
According to the post by the Atlantic
Frum has worked on the Wall Street Journal editorial page, Forbes magazine, and for the Manhattan Institute and the American Enterprise Institute. In the 1990s, he was a regular contributor to the Weekly Standard; between 2003 and 2008, Frum wrote a daily blog for National Review. Between 2009 and 2012, he edited a group blog, FrumForum.com, dedicated to the reform and renewal of political conservatism. Frum’s blog was hosted at the Daily Beast/Newsweek from January 2012 until May 2013.

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