Norman Podhoretz

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Norman Podhoretz (1930-) is editor-at-large of Commentary magazine, where he served as editor-in-chief from 1960-1995. He is an adjunct fellow of the Hudson Institute. He and his wife, Midge Decter, are patrons of neoconservatism

He continues to write, lecture, and appear on electronic media, speaking on foreign policy, American culture, and Jewish affairs.


He was a Pulitzer Scholar at Columbia University, receiving a baccalaureate degree in 1950. Podhoretz also holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Cambridge University, England, where he was a Fulbright Scholar and a Kellett Fellow. In addition, he has a Bachelor’s degree in Hebrew Literature from the Jewish Theological Seminary.