Seth Cropsey

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Seth Cropsey (born November 3, 1948) is an American neoconservative political figure. He is the author of Mayday: The Decline of American Naval Supremacy.[1]


He is the son of Joseph Cropsey,[2] noted Straussian political philosopher and professor at the University of Chicago. Graduated from Harvard-St. George School, Chicago, IL and St. John's College and received his M.A. from Boston College. From 1977–1980, he worked as a reporter for Fortune magazine, covering U.S. private enterprise and public policy. In 1981, Cropsey worked as speechwriter and assistant to Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger.

Between 1982–1984, Cropsey was Director of Policy at the Voice of America. He also served as Deputy Undersecretary of the Navy during both the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush Presidential administrations, and in 1991, was the principal Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict & Interdependent Capabilities.

Between 1994–1998, Cropsey served as both the Director of the Heritage Foundation's Asia Studies Center and as the First Departmental Chairman and Professor of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.[3]

From 1999 to 2001 he was a Visiting Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.[4]

He worked as a Director of Governmental Affairs at the lobbying law firm of Greenberg Traurig in 2002, and was a registered lobbyist with that firm.[5]

Crospey was a signatory of the Letter to President Bush on the War on Terrorism.[6] On December 9, 2002, Cropsey joined the George W. Bush Administration as the director of the International Broadcasting Bureau.[7]

His works have been published in Commentary, Foreign Affairs, Policy Review, The National Interest, National Review, and The Wall Street Journal and the inaugural Joint Force Quarterly.



  1. ^ Wall Street Journal. "How We Lost The Seas". Retrieved 2014-06-21.
  2. ^ "Joseph Cropsey." Marquis Who's Who TM. Marquis Who's Who, 2007
  3. ^ "Welcome – Right Web – Institute for Policy Studies". Archived from the original on 2014-06-23. Retrieved 2013-06-17. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2006-06-24. Retrieved 2008-02-14. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  7. ^ "BBG - Broadcasting Board of Governors". Retrieved 2013-06-17.

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