Adam is the Founding Editor of The American Interest and a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is currently a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He served in 2003-05 as principal speechwriter to the Secretary of State (S/P, Policy Planning). Adam's most recent book is Jewcentricity: How the Jews Get Praised, Blamed and Used to Explain Nearly Everything (Wiley, 2009). His Telltale Hearts: The Origin and Impact of the Vietnam Antiwar Movement (St. Martin’s) was named a “notable book of the year” (1995) in the New York Times Book Review.
Knowingly or not, Ilhan Omar is acting like a designated provocateur, playing her role in a shrewd effort to seize control of the Democratic Party. But her rhetoric has deep roots in American politics.
On December 23, TAI Founding Editor Adam Garfinkle spoke with former U.S. Senator Gary Hart about the movie The Front Runner, a dramatization of his “hell week” during May 1987. Below is a lightly edited transcript of that conversation.