Yale Public Intellectuals

by Syl | created - 04 Sep 2014 | updated - 04 Sep 2014 | Public

Andres Martinez (BA 1988) editorial page editor of the Los Angeles Times.

Marvin Olasky (BA 1971) editor in chief of the WORLD publication.

1. Christopher Buckley

Writer | Thank You for Smoking

Christopher Buckley was born in 1952 in New York City, New York, USA as Christopher Taylor Buckley. He is a writer and actor, known for Thank You for Smoking (2005), Boomsday and Florence of Arabia.

BA 1975; political pundit, columnist,

2. William F. Buckley

Self | Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

William F. Buckley was born on November 24, 1925 in New York City, New York, USA as William Frank Buckley Jr. He was married to Patricia Aldyen Austin Taylor. He died on February 27, 2008 in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.

BA 1950; political pundit, founder of the National Review, host of the public affairs television show, Firing Line.

3. David Gergen

Self | 18 in '08

David Gergen was born on May 9, 1942 in Durham, North Carolina, USA as David Richmond Gergen. He is an actor, known for 18 in '08 (2007), World@Large with David Gergen (2002) and The American President (2000). He has been married to Anne since 1967. They have two children.

BA 1963; political pundit, worked as an advisor for the Presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Clinton.

4. Kenneth Pollack

Self | Uprising

Kenneth M. Pollack is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he works on Middle Eastern political-military affairs, focusing in particular on Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf countries.

Before joining AEI, Dr. Pollack was affiliated with the Brookings Institution,...

BA 1988; Middle East expert, author, fellow of the Brookings Institution.

BA 1985; author, editor in chief of Foreign Affairs publication.

6. Fareed Zakaria

Producer | Vice

Fareed Zakaria was born on January 20, 1964 in Mumbai, India. He is a producer, known for Vice (2013), Fareed Zakaria GPS (2008) and Vice Special Report: A House Divided (2016). He has been married to Paula Henley Throckmorton since April 5, 1997. They have two children.

BA 1986; political pundit, author, host of public affairs show, Foreign Exchange.



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