Peter Beinart Biography

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Facts of Peter Beinart
Date of Birth: 1971
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Peter Beinart
Birth Name Peter Alexander Beinart
Nick Name Peter
Father Robert Brustein
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Cambridge, Massachusetts
Ethnicity White
Profession Journalist
Working For Television
Net Worth Unknown
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Famous for Columnist
Married Unknown
Married to Diana Hartstein (m. 2003)
Children 2
Divorce N/A
Education University College, Oxford, University of Oxford, Yale University
Books The Crisis of Zionism
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Forty-five years old Peter Alexander Beinart is an American columnist, journalist, and political commentator. He is a former editor of The New Republic and has written for Time, The New York Times, and The New York Review of Books.  Peter currently works as a CNN political commentator, regularly appearing across the network’s programming and special political coverage.

Alexander Beinart is a senior columnist at Haaretz and contributor to The Atlantic and National Journal. Peter was born on 1971, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States America. He belongs to American nationality and his ethnicity is white.

Early life and Education

Beinart spent his wonderful childhood in his birthplace with his family. Peter is the son of Julian Beinart, a former professor of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his mother is Doreen, who is a former director of the Harvard’s Human Rights film series. His parents were Jewish immigrants from South Africa. Peter attended Buckingham Browne and Nichols School situated in Cambridge.

After he completed his schooling, he moved to Yale University in 1993, where he studied history and political science. There, he was also a member of the Yale Political Union. In 1995, he attended the Oxford University, where he earned an M.Phil in international relation.


Peter Beinart began his career at The New Republic, where he worked as the managing editor from 1995 to 1997, then as senior editor until 1999, and as the magazine’s editor from 1999 to 2006. For much of the time, he wrote The New Republic’s signature ‘TRB’ column that converted in The New York Post and other newspaper. He was a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations from 2007 to 2009.

Works and views

Peter is the author the book The Good Fight: Why Liberals and Only Liberals-Can Win the War on Terror and Make American Great Again that published in 2006. Peter was a vocal supporter of the 2003 U.S.led invasion of Iraq. He published his econ book in 2010, The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris.

Personal life and Affair

Peter has been married to Diana Robin Hartstein since 2003, who is a lawyer. They currently live with their two children in New York City.