Peter Beinart

Peter Beinart

Political Journalist, Author, & Television Commentator

Why Peter Beinart?

You need a political journalist with a progressive bias to talk about foreign policy and the changing face of American politics.

Your audience will get a different viewpoint of America's role in foreign policy and how progressives can inspire a change.

He is the former managing editor of The New Republic .


About Peter Beinart

Peter Beinart is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also editor-at-large of The New Republic and a monthly columnist for the Washington Post. Beinart graduated from Yale before attending Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. While working toward his master's degree in international relations, he wrote for The New Republic, Newsweek, and London's Financial Times. During the summer of 1995, Beinart joined The New Republic as its managing editor, and served as the publication's editor from 1999 to 2006.

Peter Beinart's book, The Good Fight: How Liberals--and Only Liberals--Can Win the War on Terror and Make Our Country Great Again, takes a provocative look on a principle that Beinart believes liberals too often forget: America's greatness cannot simply be asserted; it must be proved. It is a call for liberals to revive the spirit that swept America, and inspired the world. In The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris Beinart reveals three major examples of Washington overconfidence in foreign policy. In his newest book, The Crisis of Zionism, Beinart lays out in chilling detail the looming danger to Israeli democracy and the American Jewish establishment's refusal to confront it.

Peppered with his striking eloquence and his unrepentant progressive bias, political speaker Peter Beinart's presentations discuss globalization, the changing face of politics, and the media in America.

  • Foreign Policy After Iraq
    Iraq was one of the greatest disasters in the history of American foreign policy. But now the real challenges of Iran, North Korea, jihadist terror, and China begin. Journalist and political speaker Peter Beinart explains how America can come back from defeat.

  • What Liberals Believe
    The word liberal has become an epithet. But liberals believe in freedom, capitalism, and moral values. Media speaker Peter Beinart spells out why, and why the word liberal needs to be taken back.

  • Politicking for the Future
    Peter Beinart speaks about what he calls "a fighting faith," wherein he suggests the Democrats stand tougher on terrorism and fight for civil liberties for all people around the world. He also discusses the political present and future for the Democratic Party, and uses both his insight and his youth to reflect on how America's young people are working to shape the political future on the whole.


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