Richard Critchfield was from North Dakota, having been born in Minneapolis, the son of country doctor from the Great Plains. He graduated from the University of Washington, and received a master's degree at Columbia University. He served as a war reporter in the Vietnam War for four years for the Washington Star, and wrote for that newspaper for around a decade, being a member of its editorial staff. After leaving the Washington Star, he became a foreign correspondent on the Third World, writing for The Economist, The International Herald-Tribune and The Christian Science Monitor.
- 1981 MacArthur Fellows Program
- 1970 The Alice Patterson Fellowship
- "The Alice Patterson Foundation Newsletters of Richard Critchfield"
- "The New Environment of Foreign Aid", The Nation, May 15, 1972
- "Science and the Villager: The Last Sleeper Wakes", Foreign Affairs, Fall 1982
- An American looks at Britain. Doubleday. 1990. ISBN 978-0385244572.
- Trees, why do you wait?: America's changing rural culture. Island Press. 1991. ISBN 978-1-55963-028-3.
- The villagers: changed values, altered lives : the closing of the urban-rural gap. Anchor Books. 1981. ISBN 978-0-385-17212-7. (reprint 1994 ISBN 978-0-385-42050-1
- Critchfield, Richard (1990-06-18). "Christopher Hitchens and Richard Critchfield - On C-SPAN discussing America and Britain". C-SPAN. 0:25:15: YouTube. Retrieved 2016-09-06.
- on YouTube
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