Joshua Muravchik

Joshua Muravchik

Joshua Muravchik is a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and a self-described neoconservative [] . His policy positions are generally associated with the so-called neoconservative school of thought.


Muravchik received an undergraduate degree from City College of New York, and a Ph.D in international relations from Georgetown University.

Muravchik was National Chairman of the Young People's Socialist League from 1968 to 1973. He has been an adjunct professor at the Institute of World Politics since 1992. He served on the Maryland State Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights from 1985 to 1997 and was a member of the Commission on Broadcasting to the People's Republic of China in 1992. Additionally, he has been an adjunct scholar at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy since 1986 and was executive director of the Coalition for a Democratic Majority from 1977 to 1979. He is an editorial board member of World Affairs (journal) and "Journal of Democracy".

Muravchik is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where he researches Middle East politics, democracy, neoconservatism and the history of socialism. He is also a patron of the Henry Jackson Society, a British think tank based in Cambridge.

In 2006, he called for the bombing of Iran. [,0,1681154.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail]

Further reading

*"The Senate and National Security (Washington Papers, Vol Viii, No 80)", Rowman and Littlefield, 1980, paperback, ISBN 0-8191-6024-5
*"" Hamilton Press, 1986, hardcover, ISBN 0-8447-3648-1
*"News Coverage of the Sandinista Revolution", Rowman & Littlefield, 1988, paperback, ISBN 0-8447-3662-7
*"", AEI Press, 1991, hardcover, ISBN 0-8447-3733-X
*"", Washington Institute For Near East Policy, 1993, paperback, ISBN 0-944029-53-1
*"", AEI Press, 1996, hardcover, 261 pages, ISBN 0-8447-3958-8
*"", Encounter Books, 2002, hardcover, 417 pages, ISBN 1-893554-45-7
*"", Washington Institute For Near East Policy, July 2003, hardcover, ISBN 0-944029-85-X ( [ Overview] at the Washington Institute website)
*"", AEI Press, 2005, hardcover, 175 pages, ISBN 978-0844771830
*" [,0,1681154.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail Bomb Iran] ", The Los Angeles Times, November 19, 2006
*" [ Can the Neocons Get Their Groove Back?] ", The Washington Post, November 19, 2006]
*" [ The Past, Present, and Future of Neoconservatism] ", Commentary, October 2007


* Adapted from the Wikinfo article, "Joshua Muravchik" March 11, 2004

External links

* [ Memo to fellow neoconservatives]
* [,filter.all/scholar.asp His page at the American Enterprise Institute's website]
* [ Article in National Review Online on his socialist roots]
* [ PBS - Heaven on Earth: The Rise and Fall of Socialism]


* [ Debate about Iraq featuring Joshua Muravchik] from "Democracy Now!" program, November 15, 2006
* [,0,1681154.story?coll=la-opinion-rightrail Joshua Muravchik, "Bomb Iran", The Los Angeles Times, November 19, 2006]
* [ Can the Neocons Get Their Groove Back? Joshua Muravchik, "Can the Neocons Get Their Groove Back?", The Washington Post, November 19, 2006]

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