Christopher Caldwell

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Christopher Caldwell (born 1962) is an American journalist and senior editor at The Weekly Standard, as well as a regular contributor to the Financial Times and Slate. His writing also frequently appears in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, where he is a contributing editor to the paper's magazine, and The Washington Post. He was also a regular contributor to The Atlantic Monthly and The New York Press and the assistant managing editor of The American Spectator.

Caldwell was born in Lynn, Massachusetts, and is a graduate of Harvard College, where he studied English literature. His wife Zelda is the daughter of journalist Robert Novak.[1] He has five children.

Caldwell's 2009 book Reflections on the Revolution In Europe, which deals with increased Muslim immigration to Europe, received mixed reactions. The Economist newspaper called it "an important book as well as a provocative one: the best statement to date of the pessimist’s position on Islamic immigration in Europe."[2] The Marxist historian Perry Anderson concurred, calling it "the most striking single book to have appeared, in any language, on immigration in Western Europe".[3] However, others accused Caldwell of stoking what The Guardian referred to as a "culture of fear".[4][5][6] Caldwell insists that he is "instinctively pro-immigration" and conscious of the media tendency to "sensationalise stories against Muslims".[7]



  1. "Robert Novak Dies at 78". All 4 Free Here. 2009-08-19. Retrieved 2009-09-27.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. A treacherous path? The Economist 27 August 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2010
  3. Perry Anderson, 'Portents of Eurabia', The National, August 2009
  4. Goodhart, David (2009-01-17). "Do we need more people in Europe?". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-09-26.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Europe is changing to accommodate Islam, says US author". NRC Handelsblad. 2009-09-08. Retrieved 2009-09-26.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Mishra, Pankaj (2009-08-15). "A culture of fear". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2009-09-26.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "An Interview with Christopher Caldwell". Pickled politics. 2009-06-03. Retrieved 2009-09-27.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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