David Pryce-Jones, born in Vienna in 1936, Is a conservative British author and commentator. He was educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford, where he read history. He did his National Service in the Coldstream Guards, serving in the British Army of the Rhine in 1956. He was the Literary Editor of the Financial Times from 1959-61, and The Spectator from 1961-63. Since 1999, he has been a Senior Editor of National Review.
Among the fourteen non-fiction books that he has published a biography of Unity Mitford, an account of the German occupation of Paris after 1940. and The War That Never Was about the end of the Soviet Union. Published in 1989, The Closed Circle: An Interpretation of the Arabs has long been a standard work about the Arabs and their society. Among publications to which he is a regular contributor are Commentary, the New Criterion and the Wall Street Journal. He and his wife have always lived in London.BACK TO SPEAKERS
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“Communism must be reckoned in crude mathematic terms the most murderous system ever devised by human intelligence; and yet this is an argument we have to have, generation after generation. Consider this; one third of American millennials believe that more people were murdered by George W. Bush than Joseph Stalin. This is not an argument we can take for granted.”
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