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Ross Douthat
Douthat on "Bloggingheads.tv
Born Ross Gregory Douthat
(1979-11-28) November 28, 1979 (age 38)
San Francisco, United States
Alma mater "Harvard University
Occupation Author, journalist, blogger
Spouse(s) Abigail Tucker

Ross Gregory Douthat ("/ˈdθæt/; born November 28, 1979) is an American author, blogger and "New York Times columnist.


Personal life[edit]

Douthat was born in San Francisco and grew up in "New Haven, Connecticut.[1] As an adolescent, Douthat converted to "Pentecostalism and then, with the rest of his family,[2] to "Catholicism.[3]

His mother, Patricia Jeanette Snow, is a writer.[4] His great-grandfather was Governor "Charles Wilbert Snow of Connecticut.["citation needed] His father, Charles Ross Douthat, is a partner in a New Haven law firm[5][6] and poet. In 2007, Douthat married Abigail Tucker, a reporter for The Baltimore Sun and a writer for "Smithsonian.[5] He and his family live in Washington, D.C.[7]


Douthat attended "Hamden Hall, a private high school in "Hamden, Connecticut. Douthat graduated "magna cum laude from "Harvard University in 2002, where he was also elected to "Phi Beta Kappa. While there he contributed to "The Harvard Crimson and edited the "Harvard Salient.[8]


Douthat is a regular blogger and columnist for "The New York Times.[9] He is the youngest regular op-ed writer in The New York Times,[10] having replaced "Bill Kristol as a conservative voice on the Times editorial page in April 2009.[11]

Before joining The New York Times, he was a senior editor at "The Atlantic.[12] His published books are Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (2012), Grand New Party (2008) with "Reihan Salam, and Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class (2005). He frequently appeared on the video debate site "Bloggingheads.tv until 2012.

"David Brooks called Grand New Party the "best single roadmap of where the "Republican Party should and is likely to head."[13]

Douthat was a film critic for "National Review and has also contributed to "The Wall Street Journal, "The Weekly Standard, the "Claremont Review of Books, "GQ, "Slate, and other publications.

Published works[edit]


  1. ^ "Lamb, Brian (May 6, 2009). "Q&A with Ross Douthat". "Q&A. Q & A. ("c-spanarchives.org). Retrieved October 20, 2009. 
  2. ^ Sheelah Kolhatkar (March 6, 2005). "A Pisher's Privilege". The New York Observer. Retrieved March 30, 2009. 
  3. ^ George Packer (May 26, 2008). "The Fall of Conservatism". The New Yorker. Retrieved March 25, 2009. 
  4. ^ Ross Douthat. "Anne Rice's Christ". Retrieved February 3, 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "Abigail Tucker, Ross Douthat". The New York Times. September 30, 2007. Retrieved March 25, 2009. 
  6. ^ "John Carmichael (1740-1806) and his wife Esther Canfield (1748-1816) of Sand ... - Google Books". 
  7. ^ "Biography at The Atlantic". Retrieved September 9, 2008. 
  8. ^ Huma N. Shah (March 13, 2009). "Crimson Alum Replaces Kristol". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved March 25, 2009. 
  9. ^ Patricia Cohen (July 20, 2008). "Conservative Thinkers Think Again". The New York Times. Retrieved September 9, 2008. 
  10. ^ Calderone, Michael (March 31, 2009). "Douthat enters new Times zone". The Politico. politico.com. Retrieved October 20, 2009. 
  11. ^ Richard Pérez-Peña (March 11, 2009). "Times Hires New Conservative Columnist". The New York Times. Retrieved March 25, 2009. 
  12. ^ Ross Douthat (April 17, 2009). "A Goodbye". The Atlantic. Retrieved April 18, 2009. 
  13. ^ David Brooks (June 27, 2008). "The Sam's Club Agenda". The New York Times. Retrieved September 9, 2008. 

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