Tuesday, June 27, 2017
A First Draft Is Born
I'm a freelance journalist, travel writer, essayist, historian, and biographer. This year, I'm working on a multimedia reporting project and a new book about the old Continent. It’s entirely crowd-funded by my readers. Please join my crowd: Support from generous and curious people like you is what allows me to do this. Here you can look at a portfolio of my journalism. You can also learn more about me on LinkedIn, follow my thoughts by the minute on Twitter, befriend me on Facebook, or read my posts on Ricochet. I was one of the founders of Ricochet, the most cordial political discussion site on the Internet.
I’m the author of two works of nonfiction, Menace in Europe: Why the Continent's Crisis is America's, Too and There is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters. I’ve also written two spy novels, Loose Lips and Lion Eyes, and I've half-finished a semi-autobiographical and totally charming graphic novel called Catstantinople. (I'd be very grateful if you paused your perusal of this site right now and bought at least one of those books, and even more grateful if you bought them all, plus copies for your friends. Thank you!)
In my spare time I'm a City Journal contributing editor. I used to be a Senior Fellow for Turkey with the American Foreign Policy Council. (I used to live in Turkey, obviously.) To set up an appointment to consult with me about Turkey, please contact the Gerson Lehrman Group.
I now live in Paris with a menagerie of adopted stray animals.