Norman Podhoretz is an American intellectual considered to be a prominent neo-conservative thinker and writer. He served as an editor for “Commentary Magazine” and in 1960 he became Editor-in-Chief. In 1963 he wrote the influential essay, “My Negro Problem - And Ours.” From 1981-87, Podhoretz served as an adviser to the U.S. Information Agency. From 1995-2003 he was a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute.
Podhoretz is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the American Jewish Committee’s monthly magazine “Commentary” from 1960 until his retirement in 1995, and remains Editor-at-Large. In 2004, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor the U.S. Government can bestow on a civilian.