John Podhoretz Biography
John Mordecai Podhoretz better known as John Podhoretz is an American writer. He was born on April 18th, 1961 in New York City, New York.
He works for the Commentary magazine as an editor as well as a columnist for the New York Post. He has also written several books. He was born in a Jewish family and is the son to Norman Podhoretz and Midge Decter. He grew up on the upper west side of New York City.
He went to Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School and then later received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago back in 1982. He became a five-time champion on the game show, Jeopardy, in 1986.
John Podhoretz Age
He was born on April 18th, 1961 in New York City, New York. He is 58 years old as of 2019.
John Podhoretz Wife
He was married to Elisabeth Marie Hickey in 1997 but the two divorced after less than 3 months into the marriage. He then got married to Ayala Rae Cohen in 2002. They have been together since then. They have two daughters and a son together.
John Podhoretz Education
He went to Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School and he got a four-year college education from the University of Chicago in 1982. In 1986, he turned into a five-time champion on the game show Jeopardy!.
John Podhoretz Net Worth
His net worth is still under review but it is estimated to be between $1 Million – $10 Million.
John Podhoretz Career | John Podhoretz MSNBC | John Podhoretz New York Post | John Podhoretz Weekly Standard
Podhoretz filled in as speech specialist to previous U.S. President Ronald Reagan just as previous President George H.W. Shrubbery. He likewise served in the limit of extraordinary collaborator to White House Drug Czar William Bennett.
He was fellow benefactor also of the White House Writers Group, a corporate speechwriting and advertising firm in Washington, D.C. Podhoretz was an advisor for the well-known TV arrangement The West Wing, including the dubious scene “Gaza” in season five, first communicate on May 12, 2004.
Podhoretz has added to various traditionalist distributions, including National Review and the Weekly Standard, where he is a motion picture pundit and was the magazine’s agent editorial manager.
He was additionally a counseling proofreader at ReganBooks, a previous engraving of HarperCollins. Podhoretz has a standard segment at the New York Post. He has additionally shown up on TV as a political observer, on Fox News, CNN’s Reliable Sources, MSNBC, and The McLaughlin Group (in the seat generally involved by moderate Tony Blankley), among different spots.
He has likewise worked at Time, the Washington Times, Insight on the News, and U.S. News and World Report. Podhoretz was a supporter of The Corner, a gathering online journal kept running by National Review.
At The Weekly Standard, one staff part stated, Podhoretz’s “pomposity and egomania had a mental impact individuals can’t exactly accept.” At The Washington Times a partner announced, he was “for all time solidified in juvenalia.” Glenn Garvin, the Central American agency head of the Miami Herald, once said that at the Times, Podhoretz “continually grumbled that his brightness wasn’t valued.”
On January 1, 2009, Podhoretz moved toward becoming editorial manager of Commentary, succeeding Neal Kozodoy, who had been supervisor since 1995, when Norman Podhoretz resigned. Kozodoy is as of now Editor-on the loose.
John Podhoretz Commentary
George W. Bush
He was a steadfast supporter of President George W. Bush and in his 2004 book, he called Bush the first great leader of the 21st century. While some conservatives were against Bush’s immigration plan, he wrote that Bush’s efforts on behalf of conservative causes-from faith-based policies to stem-cell research to strict constructions judiciary to entitlement reform and massive tax cuts-had fallen down the memory hole.
He is emphatic about his defense of Israel in its conflicts with its Arabs neighbors. When pundit Pat Buchanan called Israel’s actions in the 2006 Lebanon War “un-Christian”, Podhoretz wrote: “You want to know what anti-Semitism is? When Pat Buchanan calls Israel’s military action ‘un-Christian.’ That’s anti-Semitism.”
He supported the Iraq War from its inception until today. In his book, Bush Country, he wrote that the natural terrorist hunger to acquire WMDs, and Saddam Hussein’s desire to humiliate the USA, combined make Iraq a new kind of threat to America and the world.
In a July 25th, 2006 column for the New York Post which discussed the Israel-Lebanon conflict, he advocated a more Machiavellian policy in Iraq where he wrote, what if the tactical mistake the US made in Iraq was that they didn’t kill enough Sunnis in the early going to intimidate them and make them so afraid of the US they would go along with anything?
Wasn’t the survival of Sunni men between the ages of 15 and 35 the reason there were an insurgency and the basic cause of the sectarian violence now?” In a December 2006 column, he wrote, “The most common cliché about the war in Iraq is now this: We didn’t have a plan, and now everything is in chaos… This is entirely wrong.
We did have a plan—the problem is that the plan didn’t work… We thought a political process inside Iraq would make a military push toward victory against a tripartite foe—Saddamist remnants, foreign terrorists and anti-American Shiites—unnecessary…
The only plan that will work is a plan to face the tripartite enemy—the Saddamists, the foreign terrorists, and the Shiite sectarians—and bring them to heel. Kill as many bad guys as we can, with as many troops as we can muster.
He has favored a more open immigration policy for the US is contrary to several writers at The National Review and conservatives. He wrote: “I said merely what I feel deeply—which is that, as a Jew, I have great difficulty supporting a blanket policy of immigration restriction because of what happened to the Jewish people after 1924 and the unwillingness of the United States to take Jews in.”
He was supporting Bush’s proposal for a guest-worker program and a path to citizenship for certain illegal immigrants in the USA.
Jill Carroll Incident
He was criticized by various bloggers on March 30th, 2006 for posting the following comment on National Review Online; “It’s wonderful that she’s free, but after watching someone who was a hostage for three months say on television she was well-treated because she wasn’t beaten or killed—while being dressed in the garb of a modest Muslim woman rather than the non-Muslim woman she actually is—I expect there will be some Stockholm Syndrome talk in the coming days.”
On April 1st, 2006, he wrote the following in the National Review Online; “For writing these predictive words, which were entirely accurate, I’ve been pilloried all over the blogosphere. Weird, especially in light of Jill Carroll’s statement today, which was an effort to address and quiet precisely the kind of talk I predicted would take place.”
John Podhoretz Books
He has written the following books;
In this rousing, persuasive, and hugely entertaining book, John Podhoretz says that George W. Bush has earned a place in the pantheon of great American chief executives—and shows in one amazing detail after another how Bush’s success has driven some of his critics into a pathological frenzy.
Podhoretz is the first to acknowledge that the odds were stacked against Dubya, the inexperienced Texas governor who took up residence in the White House lacking an electoral majority, dogged by widely publicized verbal mishaps, and widely viewed by the American elite as a lightweight.
But to the delight of his friends and the teeth-gnashing frustration of liberals, George W. Bush has proven himself an immensely effective president. Throughout his three years in the White House, as Podhoretz explains, Dubya has outsmarted, out-maneuvered, out-articulated, and outshone adversaries and critics.
Steeled by the tragedy of September 11, the new president took a nation more obsessed with reality television than with the reality of international terrorism and girded it for the long struggle that lay ahead. He has presided over two major military campaigns to stunning success, initiated tax cuts whose dimensions have awed critics and fans alike, and brought his party into the twenty-first century.
He has been resourceful, disciplined, and independent-minded—so much so that he was able to reject his own father’s governing style as president to find his own voice and his own place in history. Bush hasn’t hoarded his political capital but has used it in bold and unexpected ways.
Instead of bowing to conventional wisdom and carving out a centrist position, he has remained true to his ideological roots. Instead of deferring to established Beltway thinking, he has done what he thinks is best for America and the world.
As Bush has grown more presidential, the criticisms of him have grown more intense—and, in Podhoretz’s view, crazier and crazier. In a series of short chapters, Podhoretz takes a rhetorical scalpel to eight of the wildest caricatures of Bush and leaves them in hilarious shreds.
In a season of broadsides being fired from both sides of the aisle, here is a book that distinguishes itself by the force of its arguments and the ringing clarity of its thought. Impassioned, insightful, and convincing, Bush Country is an analysis of a presidency gone right and a celebration of a 0man who has already earned his place in history.
Title Bush Country: How Dubya Became a Great President While Driving Liberals Insane
Author John Podhoretz
Publisher St. Martin’s Press, 2004
ISBN 0312324723, 9780312324728
Length of 276 pages
Hell of a Ride: Backstage at the White House Follies, 1989-1993
A Reagan-Bush staffer and speechwriter presents behind-the-scenes revelations of a presidency winding up for a collective breakdown
Title Hell of a ride: backstage at the White House Follies, 1989-1993
Author John Podhoretz
Publisher Simon & Schuster, 1993
Original from the University of Michigan
Digitized 19 Sep 2008
ISBN 0671796488, 9780671796488
Length of 249 pages
Can She Be Stopped?: Hillary Clinton Will Be the Next President of the United States Unless …
It’s the ultimate nightmare scenario for conservatives: to awaken on the morning of November 5, 2008, to the news that the last swing state has been colored bright blue and Hillary Rodham Clinton is the President-elect of the United States.
Could it really happen?
Frighteningly, yes. In fact, as a bestselling author and leading conservative commentator John Podhoretz reveals, this is not just a scary “what if” scenario; it will happen . . . unless conservatives take immediate action.
Sounding the alarm bell with wit and verve, Can She Be Stopped? shows that Hillary’s plan to capture the White House is much further along than her enemies fear. Podhoretz uncovers the host of reasons why—many of them counterintuitive. He also destroys the comfortable myths about Clinton that conservatives cling to: She’s saddled with too many “high negatives.” She’s too liberal to get elected. “Clinton fatigue” will keep her out of the Oval Office. You’ve heard them all, and they’re wrong on every count.
After shaking Republicans out of their complacency, Podhoretz lays out the precise strategy conservatives must deploy to stop Hillary dead in her tracks. His groundbreaking ten-point plan of action reveals:
• How to expose the real, ultraliberal Hillary
• How to “smoke her out” and prevent her from hiding on key issues
• How to make her denounce popular Republican programs—and defend unpopular liberal ideas
• How to use her Senate seat as a weapon against her
• How to overcome the Republican Party’s own problems
• Whom the Republicans should nominate (and the choice may surprise you)
Conservatives can’t avoid the Hillary problem any longer, or else the nation will be forced to endure another Clinton in the White House. Fortunately, John Podhoretz is here with the detailed blueprint that will spare the country from that disastrous turn of events, in a book as puckishly lively as it is sobering.
Title Can She Be Stopped?: Hillary Clinton Will Be the Next President of the United States Unless–
Author John Podhoretz
Edition illustrated, annotated
Publisher Crown Forum, 2006
Original from the University of Michigan
Digitized 19 Sep 2008
ISBN 0307337308, 9780307337306
Length of 254 pages