Ambrose Evans-Pritchard

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Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
Born7 December 1957
OccupationJournalist, editor, writer

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard (born 7 December 1957) is the international business editor of the Daily Telegraph.


Evans-Pritchard was born in Oxford, the son of E. E. Evans-Pritchard, who was Professor of Social Anthropology at Oxford University from 1946 to 1970.

He was educated at Malvern College, Trinity College, Cambridge, and La Sorbonne.


Before joining the Daily Telegraph in 1991, he wrote about Central America for The Economist. He was Washington correspondent for London's Spectator in the mid-1980s.[citation needed]

A long-time opponent of austerity policies in southern Europe and critic of monetary union, he was the Europe correspondent in Brussels for the Telegraph from 1999 to 2004. He has strongly defended quantitative easing policies in the developed world.[citation needed]

During his time as the Sunday Telegraph's Washington, D.C. bureau chief in the early 1990s, Evans-Pritchard became known for his controversial stories about President Bill Clinton, the 1993 death of Vincent Foster, and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.[citation needed]

He is the author of The Secret Life of Bill Clinton: The Unreported Stories (1997) which was published by conservative publishing firm Regnery Publishing.[1] In this book, he perpetuates the false Oklahoma City bombing conspiracy theory that the Oklahoma City bombing was a sting operation by the FBI that went horribly wrong, that ATF agents were warned against reporting to work in the Murrah Building the morning of the attack, and that the Justice Department subsequently engaged in a cover-up.[2]

Coverage of US politics[edit]

During his time in Washington, his stories often attracted the ire of the Clinton administration, and on Evans-Pritchard's departure from Washington in 1997, a White House aide was quoted in George saying, "That's another British invasion we're glad is over. The guy was nothing but a pain in the ass". His efforts in ferreting out the witness, Patrick Knowlton, whose last name had been spelled "Nolton" in the Park Police report on Foster's death, resulted eventually in a lawsuit by Knowlton against the FBI and the inclusion of Knowlton's lawyer's letter as an appendix to Kenneth Starr's report on Foster's death.[3] In his book, Evans-Pritchard responded vigorously to White House charges against him.


  1. ^ The Secret Life of Bill Clinton; Regnery Publishing; 1997; ISBN 0-89526-408-0
  2. ^ "The Pied Piper of the Clinton Conspiracists". Salon. 23 December 1997. Archived from the original on 25 November 2007. Retrieved 1 December 2007.
  3. ^ Report on the Death of Vincent W. Foster, Jr.; Evans-Pritchard, The Secret Life of Bill Clinton, p. 159

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