David Frum

Frum in a BloggingHeads.tv post

(1960-06-30) June 30, 1960 (age 56)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Washington, D.C., U.S.

Canada, United States

Yale University (B.A./M.A.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)

Journalist, author, speechwriter

Years active

Known for
Coining the term “axis of evil”

Political party

Board member of
Republican Jewish Coalition, R Street Institute

Danielle Crittenden (m. 1988)

Barbara Frum and Murray Frum

Linda Frum (sister), Matthew Frum (brother)[2]


David J. Frum (/ˈfrʌm/; born June 30, 1960) is a Canadian-American neoconservative[3] political commentator. A speechwriter for President George W. Bush, Frum later became the author of the first “insider” book about the Bush presidency.[4] He is a senior editor at The Atlantic and also a CNN contributor. He serves on the board of directors of the Republican Jewish Coalition,[5] the British think tank Policy Exchange, the anti-drug policy group Smart Approaches to Marijuana, and as vice chairman and an associate fellow of the R Street Institute.[6]
Frum is the son of Canadian journalist Barbara Frum.


1 Background
2 Education
3 Career

3.1 Early career
3.2 White House
3.3 After leaving the White House

4 Books
5 Appearances on public radio
6 Political views
7 Non-political views
8 Controversies
9 Bibliography
10 See also
11 References
12 Further reading
13 External links

Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada,[1] Frum is the son of the late Barbara Frum (née Rosberg), a well-known, New York-born, journalist and broadcaster in Canada, and the late Murray Frum, a dentist, who later became a real estate developer, philanthropist and art collector. His father’s parents immigrated from Poland to Toronto in 1930.[7] Frum’s sister, Linda Frum, is a member of the Senate of Canada.
Frum is married to the writer Danielle Crittenden, the stepdaughter of former Toronto Sun editor Peter Worthington. The couple has three children.[8] He is a distant cousin of economist Paul Krugman.[9]
At age 14, Frum was a campaign volunteer for an Ontario New Democratic Party candidate Jan Dukszta for the 1975 provincial election.[10] During the hour-long bus/subway/bus ride each way to and from the campaign office in western Toronto, he read a paperback edition of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Ar

David Frum