Midge Decter is an author and editor whose essays and reviews, mostly in the field of social criticism, have over the past three decades appeared in a number of periodicals, including Harper's, The Atlantic, The American Spectator, First Things, The National Review, The New Republic, and The Weekly Standard. She is a regular contributor to Commentary. She has written several books, among them: THE LIBERATED WOMAN AND OTHER AMERICANS, THE NEW CHASTITY, and LIBERAL PARENTS, RADICAL CHILDREN. As an editor, she has served in a variety of capacities, beginning with the Hudson Institute and CBS Legacy Books. She has been the executive editor of Harper's, literary editor of the Saturday Review, and a senior editor at Basic Books. For ten years, 1980 to 1990, she served as Executive Director of the Committee for the Free World, and from 1990 to 1995 she was Distinguished Fellow of the Institute on Religion and Public Life. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Heritage Foundation, the board of the Center for Security Policy, the National Forum Foundation, the Institute on Religion and Public Life, and the Clare Booth Luce Fund, and lectures widely on a variety of subjects from the family to foreign policy. In 2003, she was awarded a National Humanities Medal by President Bush.
AN OLD WIFE'S TALE: My Seven Decades in Love and War (ReganBooks, 2001)
RUMSFELD: A Personal Portrait (ReganBooks , 2003)