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Karl Zinsmeister  

Editor-in-Chief of The American Enterprise, a national magazine of politics, business, and culture based in Washington, D.C.; Specializes in Philanthropy

His latest book is "Dawn Over Baghdad: How the U.S. Military is Using Bullets and Ballots to Remake Iraq" (June 2004). It presents the only balanced full-length chronicle of the guerilla phase of the Iraq war, and was researched when Zinsmeister re-embedded with U.S. soldiers in Baghdad and Fallujah in early 2004. His previous work, "Boots on the Ground: A Month with the 82nd Airborne in the Battle for Iraq," was the first book published by a journalist embedded with American troops during the 2003 hot war in Iraq. It went into multiple printings, and was a main selection of the Military Book Club. Zinsmeister is also the J. B. Fuqua Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, one of the major research institutes in our nation's capital. His research and writing have covered a wide range of topics, ranging from economics, to cultural and demographic trends, to national security policy. He has been published in many places, including The Atlantic Monthly, Reader's Digest, National Review, and national newspapers like the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, and Washington Post. Karl Zinsmeister is a graduate of Yale University and did further studies at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. During college he won national rowing championships in both the U.S. and Ireland. He was a U.S. Senate aide to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, has been an advisor to many research and policy groups, and has testified before Congressional committees and Presidential commissions numerous times. He originated a weekly radio commentary on social trends syndicated nationally to 100 stations, has written newspaper columns for the United Feature Syndicate, and even authored a five-part Marvel comic-book series presenting real-life tales of soldiers in combat. Zinsmeister appears often on a range of national television and radio programs. His work has won several national prizes, and his writing has been published abroad in Japanese, German, Spanish, Arabic, Polish, Chinese and other languages. A sixth generation resident of his home region, Zinsmeister lives with his wife and three children in rural central New York.

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