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Norman  Podhoretz
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(January 16, 1930- ) Born in Brooklyn, New York. Studied English literature at Columbia and Cambridge. Served in the U.S. Army (1953-55); during the later 1950s worked as a freelance writer and in short-term editing and publishing jobs. From 1960 until 1995 served as editor-in-chief of Commentary; currently editor-at-large. In 1995 became a senior fellow of the Hudson Institute. In addition to contributing articles to most major periodicals, has lectured widely and appeared often on radio and television. His books include Doings and Undoings: The Fifties and After in American Writing (1964), Making It (1968), Breaking Ranks: A Political Memoir (1979), The Present Danger (1980), Why We Were in Vietnam (1982), The Bloody Crossroads: Where Literature and Politics Meet (1986), Ex-Friends (1999), My Love Affair with America: The Cautionary Tale of a Cheerful Conservative (2000), and The Prophets: Who They Were, What They Are (2002).