Bret Stephens Biography
Bret Louis Stephens better known as Bret Stephens is an American journalist, editor, and a political commentator. He was born on November 21st, 1973 in New York City, New York.
He is the son of Xenia and Charles J. Stephens who were both secular Jews. He grew up in Mexico a place where his father was born and worked. He attended Middlesex School located in Massachusetts. He then went to the University of Chicago where he earned his undergraduate degree in political philosophy.
He then earned his master’s degree in comparative politics from the London School of Economics. He is known for his neoconservative foreign policy opinions and also for being part of the right-wing opposition to Donald Trump. He is also known for his contrarian views on climate change.
Bret Stephens Age
He was born on November 21st, 1973 in New York City, New York. He is 45 years old as of 2018.Bret Stephens
Bret Stephens Education
He attended Middlesex School located in Massachusetts. He then went to the University of Chicago where he earned his undergraduate degree in political philosophy. He then earned his master’s degree in comparative politics from the London School of Economics.
Bret Stephens Wife
He is married to Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim. She is a music critic who writes for The New York Times. They have three children together and they live in New York City. He was however previously married to Pamela Paul, an editor of The New York Times Book Review.
Bret Stephens Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $ 15 million.
Bret Stephens Career | Bret Stephens New York Times | Bret Stephens NYT | Bret Stephens MSNBC | Bret Stephens New York Times op-ed
He began his career at The Wall Street Journal where he was an op-ed editor in New York. He then started working as an editor for The Wall Street Journal Europe, in Brussels. He took over the “Global View” in 2006 after George Melloan retired.
He was named the deputy editorial page editor in 2009 after Melanie Kirkpatrick retired. He worked as the Chief Editor of The Jerusalem Post from 2002-2004. He received the 2008 Eric Breindel Award for Excellence in Opinion Journalism and also won the 2010 Bastiat Prize.
He was also named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum back in 2005. He is a frequent contributor for the Commentary magazine.
He went on to win the annual Pulitzer Prize for Commentary recognizing his 2012 columns for the Journal for “incisive columns on U.S. foreign policy and domestic politics, often enlivened by a contrarian twist.” He then released a book in November 2014, America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder.
He then made several short videos for the conservative education website Prager University. His lessons focused on American foreign policy in the Middle East. He joined NBC News and MSNBC in June 2017. He then received the Lowy Institute Media Award recognizing excellence in Australian Foreign affairs journalism in September 2017.
Bret Stephens Books | Bret Stephens Author
He has written the following books;
- Has Obama Made the World a More Dangerous Place? The Munk Debate on America Foreign Policy
- America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder
Bret Stephens, Has Obama Made the World a More Dangerous Place? The Munk Debate on America Foreign Policy
The fourteenth semi-annual Munk Debate, which will be held in Toronto on November 5, 2014, pits Bret Stephens and Robert Kagan against Fareed Zakaria and Anne-Marie Slaughter to debate the legacy of President Obama.
From Ukraine to the Middle East to China, the United States is redefining its role in international affairs. Alliance building, public diplomacy, and eschewing traditional warfare in favor of the focused use of hard power such as drones and special forces are all hallmarks of the so-called Obama Doctrine.
Is this a farsighted foreign policy for the United States and the world in the twenty-first century — one that acknowledges and embraces the increasing diffusion of power among states and non-state actors? Or, is an America “leading from behind” a boon for the nations and blocs who want to roll back economic globalization, international law, and the spread of democracy and human rights?
In this edition of the Munk Debates, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bret Stephens and famed historian and foreign policy commentator Robert Kagan square off against CNN’s Fareed Zakaria and noted academic and political commentator Anne-Marie Slaughter to debate the legacy of President Obama.
With ISIS looking to reshape the Middle East, Russia increasingly at odds with the rest of the West, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at a standstill, the Munk Debate on Foreign Policy asks: Has Obama’s foreign policy taken the U.S. in the right direction?
Title Has Obama Made the World a More Dangerous Place?: The Munk Debate on America Foreign Policy
Authors Bret Stephens, Fareed Zakaria, Robert Kagan, Anne-Marie Slaughter
Publisher House of Anansi Press Incorporated, 2015
ISBN 1770899979, 9781770899971
Length of 128 pages
Bret Stephens America in Retreat
“Wise counsel for a constructive, tough-minded, and sensible foreign policy. Read and learn.” —GEORGE SHULTZ, U.S. Secretary of State, 1982–1989
The world is tipping into chaos. Why?
In this acclaimed and influential book, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Bret Stephens shows how the retreat of American power, orchestrated by Barack Obama, has created the power vacuums now being filled by our enemies. From Vladimir Putin’s quest to restore the old czarist empire, to China’s efforts to dominate the South China Sea, to Iran’s nuclear ambitions, to ISIS’s dreams of an Islamic caliphate, we have entered an era in which our foes no longer fear us and our friends no longer trust us.
With his stylistic flair and analytical brilliance, Stephens explains the ideological roots of Obama’s suspicions of American power. He demonstrates how a false belief in American decline has led to a disastrous prescription of retreat as if the cure for domestic weakness is an international weakness.
In a prophetic chapter, he warns of what the world could look like in 2019 if we do not change course. And he lays out the right formula for U.S. foreign policy—the same formula that brought order to our once crime-ridden streets. America in Retreat is shaping the greatest foreign policy debate of our decade.
Title America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder
Author Bret Stephens
Publisher Penguin Publishing Group, 2014
ISBN 1101631422, 9781101631423
Length of 288 pages