Jacob E. Heilbrunn (born 1965) has written for Commentary, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Monthly, World Affairs, and The Absolute Sound, among other publications. He is editor of The National Interest.
His book They Knew They Were Right: The Rise of the Neocons ISBN 9780385511810 explores the neoconservative movement and its origins. He was a Japan Society Fellow in 1998. Heilbrunn is a graduate of Oberlin College. In 2007 he won the George F. Kennan Commentary Award.
Heilbrunn is a former editorial writer for the LA Times and former senior editor for The New Republic. In 1994, he was in Berlin, Germany on an Arthur F. Burns Fellowship, where he worked at a weekly called the Wochenpost.
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- Jacob Heilbrunn, They Knew They Were Right: The Rise of the Neocons, Doubleday, 2008. ISBN 978-0-385-51181-0