Jacob E. Heilbrunn (born 1965) has written for Commentary, The Atlantic Monthly,[1] The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Monthly, World Affairs, and The Absolute Sound, among other publications.[2] He is editor of The National Interest.[3]

His book They Knew They Were Right: The Rise of the Neocons ISBN 9780385511810 explores the neoconservative movement and its origins.[4] He was a Japan Society Fellow in 1998.[2] Heilbrunn is a graduate of Oberlin College. In 2007 he won the George F. Kennan Commentary Award.[5]


Heilbrunn is a former editorial writer for the LA Times and former senior editor for The New Republic.[2] In 1994, he was in Berlin, Germany on an Arthur F. Burns Fellowship, where he worked at a weekly called the Wochenpost.


  1. ^ https://www.theatlantic.com/jacob-heilbrunn
  2. ^ a b c "Jacob Heilbrunn". Political Mavens. Retrieved 20 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jacob Heilbrunn". National Interest. Retrieved 22 December 2017. 
  4. ^ Jacob Heilbrunn, They Knew They Were Right: The Rise of the Neocons, Doubleday, 2008. ISBN 978-0-385-51181-0
  5. ^ http://www.icfj.org/files/burns/June_full.html

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