David Frum is a former resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the the editor of the conservative website NewMajority.com. He regularly writes for National Review Online, the National Post in Canada, The Weekly Standard, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Britain's conservative paper of record, The Daily Telegraph, and is a regular commentator on American Public Media's "Marketplace" program. 
"In October 2005, Frum founded and served as chairman of Americans for Better Justice, the lobbying group that led the opposition to the nomination of Harriet Miers to the US Supreme Court," according to his bio on NewMajority.com. "In 2007-2008, he served as senior foreign policy adviser to the Rudy Giuliani presidential campaign. Frum is a member of the board of directors of the Republican Jewish Coalition." 
Dismissal from American Enterprise Institute
On March 25, 2010, Frum was dismissed from the American Enterprise Institute after posting a piece at CNN.com on March 22 titled "How GOP Can Rebound from Its Waterloo." The piece was critical of the Republican Party, talked about the absurdity of Republican proposals to repeal all or parts of President Obama's newly-passed health care reform legislation, and discussed damaging effects of Republicans' intransigence and increasingly hard-right stance. Among other comments, Frum wrote, "Conservatives have whipped themselves into spasms of outrage and despair that block all strategic thinking."
Support for nuclear power
In June 2009, Frum traveled to Normandy, France, as a guest of the U.S. Nuclear Energy Institute, to see a nuclear reactor being built in Flamanville. "An executive at the Institute had seen me on television lecturing Bill Maher that nuclear energy was an indispensable foundation of any serious plan of action on climate change," Frum wrote on the NewMajority.com website. "The Institute apparently decided I was their kind of pundit and invited me to join a delegation to Flamanville in Normandy on the Channel coast near Cherbourg where EdF, Électricité de France, is building France's first new reactor since the early 1990s." 
Frum also wrote an article for The Week promoting the reprocessing of nuclear waste, shortly after his trip to France. 
Frum was born in Toronto, Canada and graduated from Yale in 1982 with a Master of Arts in history. He was a visiting lecturer in history at Yale in 1986 and graduated from the Harvard Law School in 1987. While at Harvard he was president of the Federalist Society.
Between 1994 and 2001, Frum was a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research.
- David Frum, Dead Right, HarperCollins Publishers, April 1995. ISBN 0465098258
- David Frum, What's Right: The New Conservative Majority and the Remaking of America, Basic Books, June 1996. ISBN: 0465041973
- David Frum, How We Got Here : The 70's--The Decade that Brought You Modern Life--For Better or Worse, Random House; January 2003. ISBN: 0375509038
- David Frum, The Right Man : The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush, Random House; January 2003. ISBN: 0375509038
- David Frum and Richard Perle, End to Evil, Random House, December 2003. ISBN: 1400061946
- David Frum, COMEBACK: Conservatism That Can Win Again, Doubleday, December 2007. ISBN: 0385515332
Articles and resources
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- Quiz: Are you a neoconservative? Christian Science Monitor
- Project for the New American Century
- American Enterprise Institute
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 David Frum, "France Goes Nuclear," NewMajority.com, June 29, 2009.
- ↑ David Frum How GOP can rebound from its "Waterloo", CNN.com, March 22, 2010
- ↑ David Frum So What Happened? FrumForum.com (blog), March 27, 2010
- ↑ David Frum, "France's nuclear solution: What if there were a way to get around nuclear energy's big problem - radioactive waste? There is," The Week, July 2, 2009.
- American Enterprise Institute, "David Frum Resident Fellow", accessed January 2005.
- Canadian Media Research Media Consortium, "David Frum: biography", accessed January 2005.
- David Frum, Archive of articles 1997 to the Present.
- David Frum: About the author", accessed December 2004.
- "David Frum", accessed January 2005.
- Timothy Noah, "David Frum's "Axis of Evil": Authorial vanity strikes the Bush White House", Slate, February 5, 2002.
- Michael Lind, "A Tragedy of Errors", The Nation, February 5, 2004. (This is a review of the End to Evil).