Peter Beinart is senior political writer at The Daily Beast and editor-in-chief of Open Zion, a blog about Israel, Palestine, and the Jewish future at thedailybeast.com. He is also senior fellow at the New America Foundation. From 1999 to 2006, he served as editor of The New Republic.
Beinart has written three books: The Crisis of Zionism (Times Books), released in March 2012; The Icarus Syndrome: How American Triumph Produces American Tragedy (HarperCollins), which came out in June 2010; and The Good Fight: Why Liberals – and Only Liberals – Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again, published by HarperCollins in June 2006.
Beinart has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Boston Globe, Atlantic Monthly, Newsweek, Slate, Reader’s Digest, Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and Polity: the Journal of the Northeastern Political Science Studies Association. The Week magazine named him columnist of the year for 2004. He has appeared on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” “Charlie Rose,” “The McLaughlin Group,” “The Colbert Report,” MTV, CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and many other television programs.
He graduated from Yale University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford.