19 Facts About Peter Beinart


Peter Alexander Beinart is an American liberal columnist, journalist, and political commentator.


Peter Beinart is a professor of journalism and political science at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York.


Peter Beinart is an editor-at-large at Jewish Currents, a contributor to The Atlantic, a political commentator for CNN, and a fellow at the Foundation for Middle East Peace.


Peter Beinart's parents were Jewish immigrants from South Africa.


Peter Beinart's mother, Doreen, is a former director of the human-rights film program at the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and his father, Julian Beinart, is a former professor of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Peter Beinart's stepfather is theatre critic and playwright Robert Brustein.


Peter Beinart studied history and political science at Yale University, where he was a member of the Yale Political Union and graduated in 1993 with the Alpheus Henry Snow Prize.


Peter Beinart is Associate Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York.


Peter Beinart has written for Time, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, and other periodicals.


Peter Beinart has appeared on various TV news discussion programs and is a political commentator for CNN.


Peter Beinart was a senior political writer for The Daily Beast.


In 2012, Peter Beinart was included on Foreign Policy magazine's list of 100 top global thinkers.


On November 4,2013, Haaretz announced that Peter Beinart would be hired as a columnist beginning January 1,2014.


Peter Beinart called his experience "trivial" when compared to the experiences of others, particularly Palestinians and Palestinian Americans who travel through Israel's main airport.


Peter Beinart was the editor of The New Republic when the publication editorially supported the 2003 Invasion of Iraq; Peter Beinart was identified as one of the major forces behind the magazine's support for the war; his status as a liberal hawk who supported the Iraq War is cited as a primary cause of his rise.


Peter Beinart, who was the magazine's editor at the time of the harassment of the woman, subsequently said he had not done enough to stop the behavior and felt shame for not doing so.


Peter Beinart wrote that when he reported Wieseltier's harassment of Sarah Wildman, then an assistant editor of The New Republic, to Marty Peretz "and insisted that he come to Washington to tell Leon that such behavior was unacceptable", he was ignored.


Peter Beinart has since said that he was afraid if he pursued the matter further, he would be jeopardizing his own career.


Peter Beinart keeps kosher, regularly attends an Orthodox synagogue, and sends his children to a Jewish school.