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|Born||Ross Gregory Douthat
November 28, 1979
San Francisco, California, United States
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Occupation||Author, journalist, blogger|
Douthat was born in San Francisco, California, but grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. As an adolescent, Douthat converted to Pentecostalism and then, with the rest of his family, to Catholicism.
His mother, Patricia Jeanette Snow, is a writer. His great-grandfather was Governor Charles Wilbert Snow of Connecticut. His father, Charles Ross Douthat, is a partner in a New Haven law firm and poet. In 2007, Douthat married Abigail Tucker, a reporter for The Baltimore Sun and a writer for Smithsonian. He and his family live in Washington, D.C.
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.
Douthat is a regular blogger and columnist for The New York Times. He is the youngest regular op-ed writer in the New York Times, having replaced Bill Kristol as a conservative voice on the Times editorial page in April 2009.
Before joining The New York Times, he was a senior editor at The Atlantic. 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.
In popular culture
The left-wing political comedy podcast Chapo Trap House has devoted several segments to mockery of Douthat's writings and opinions.
- Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class. New York: Hyperion. (2005) ISBN 978-1-4013-0112-5
- Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream. New York: Doubleday. (2008) ISBN 978-0-385-51943-4 (with Salam, Reihan).
- Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics. New York: Free Press. (2012) ISBN 978-1-4391-7830-0
- Lamb, Brian (May 6, 2009). "Q&A with Ross Douthat". Q&A. Q & A. (c-spanarchives.org). Retrieved October 20, 2009.
- Sheelah Kolhatkar (March 6, 2005). "A Pisher's Privilege". The New York Observer. Retrieved 2009-03-30.
- George Packer (2008-05-26). "The Fall of Conservatism". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
- Ross Douthat. "Anne Rice's Christ". Retrieved 2009-02-03.
- "Ross Douthat on Twitter". Twitter.
- "Abigail Tucker, Ross Douthat". The New York Times. 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
- "John Carmichael (1740-1806) and his wife Esther Canfield (1748-1816) of Sand ... - Google Books".
- "Biography at The Atlantic". Retrieved 2008-09-09.
- Huma N. Shah (2009-03-13). "Crimson Alum Replaces Kristol". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
- Patricia Cohen (2008-07-20). "Conservative Thinkers Think Again". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-09-09.
- Calderone, Michael (March 31, 2009). "Douthat enters new Times zone". The Politico. politico.com. Retrieved October 20, 2009.
- Richard Pérez-Peña (2009-03-11). "Times Hires New Conservative Columnist". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
- Ross Douthat (2009-04-17). "A Goodbye". TheAtlantic.com. Retrieved 2009-04-18.
- David Brooks (2008-06-27). "The Sam's Club Agenda". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-09-09.
- Douthat's columns, The New York Times
- Douthat's former blog, The Atlantic
- Archive of Douthat's columns, The Harvard Crimson
- Video discussions and debates featuring Douthat, Bloggingheads.tv
- Appearances on C-SPAN
- "They're Young, They're Bright, They Tilt to the Right" A conversation with Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam from n+1