David Frum, Senior Editor, The Atlantic; Contributor, CNN, "How to Be a Conservative in the Age of Trump"
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Leading conservative thinker David Frum was one of the earliest and most prominent conservative voices to come out in opposition to President Donald Trump. A CNN contributor and senior editor at The Atlantic, Frum said in a public radio interview on June 6, 2016 that Trump “is shattering the safeguards that protect democracy.”
Frum’s forthcoming book, “Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic,” will be released early next year. Frum will speak at Princeton on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 4:30 p.m. in Robertson Hall’s Arthur Lewis Auditorium.*
In 2007 and 2008, Frum was a senior policy adviser to the presidential campaign of Rudy Giuliani. From 2001 to 2002, he served as a special assistant and speechwriter for President George W. Bush. He is the author of nine books, including the first “insider” book about the Bush presidency: “The Right Man: An Inside Account of the Bush White House.”
After leaving the White House, Frum was a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. In 2005, he formed and led the group Americans for Better Justice, which spearheaded the opposition to the nomination of Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Frum is a member of the board of directors of the Republican Jewish Coalition; the British think tank, Policy Exchange; and vice chairman and an associate fellow of the R Street Institute, an American conservative and libertarian think tank. His most recently published book is “Patriots: A Novel.”
Frum is visiting the School as part of its Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foudnation Leadership through Mentorship Program.
* Formerly known as Dodds Auditorium