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
Coining the term “axis of evil”
Board member of
Republican Jewish Coalition, R Street Institute
Danielle Crittenden (m. 1988)
Barbara Frum and Murray Frum
Linda Frum (sister), Matthew Frum (brother)
David J. Frum (/ˈfrʌm/; born June 30, 1960) is a Canadian-American neoconservative political commentator. A speechwriter for President George W. Bush, Frum later became the author of the first “insider” book about the Bush presidency. 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, 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.
Frum is the son of Canadian journalist Barbara Frum.
3.1 Early career
3.2 White House
3.3 After leaving the White House
5 Appearances on public radio
6 Political views
7 Non-political views
10 See also
12 Further reading
13 External links
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 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. 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. He is a distant cousin of economist Paul Krugman.
At age 14, Frum was a campaign volunteer for an Ontario New Democratic Party candidate Jan Dukszta for the 1975 provincial election. 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