David Frum

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David Frum (born 1960) is a former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, and the author of the first "insider" book about the Bush presidency. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Frum is a political columnist whose editorials have appeared in a variety of Canadian and American magazines and newspapers.

He graduated from the University of Toronto Schools, followed by Yale University in 1982 and from Harvard Law School in 1987. The New York Times called his first book, Dead Right "...the smartest book written from the inside about the American conservative movement."

Following the election of George W. Bush in 2000, Frum was appointed to a position within the White House. Still a Canadian citizen, he was one of the few foreign nationals working within the Bush White House. He served as Special Assistant to the U.S. President for Economic Speechwriting from January 2001 to February 2002.

In January 2003, he released The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush, the first insider account of the Bush presidency. Frum is widely cited as having authored the phrase "axis of evil," which he discusses in his book. As the title suggests, Frum also discusses how the events of September 11, 2001 redefined the country and the President. Frum writes, "George W. Bush was hardly the obvious man for the job. But by a very strange fate, he turned out to be, of all unlikely things, the right man."

Frum's latest book An End to Evil, was co-written with Richard Perle. It advocated the US take a tough stance against Saudi Arabia and other Islamic nations in order to "win the war on terror" (the book's by-line).

Frum is the son of Barbara Frum (1937-1992), who was one of Canada's most respected and influential journalists and was widely thought to have liberal views. His father, Murray Frum is a real estate developer. David Frum is married to writer Danielle Crittenden.

Frum has written for The Weekly Standard, Forbes magazine, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, and has recently returned as a regular columnist for Canada's National Post.

Frum is Jewish and is considered to be a neo-conservative.

Since May 2005 he's been a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post.

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