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Suzanne Garment (née Weaver) is an American scholar, writer, editor and attorney.

Suzanne Garment
Suzanne Rose Bloom
Other namesSuzanne Rose Garment
Suzanne Weaver
Spouse(s)Paul Harold Weaver
Leonard Garment [d. 2013]

Garment is best known for her book, Scandal: The Culture of Mistrust in American Politics, and for her work as a aide to Ambassador Daniel Patrick Moynihan working to block the 1975 United Nations General Assembly Resolution 3379 of the United Nations that "Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination."[1]


Education and careerEdit

Garment holds the A.B. from Radcliffe College, the M.A. from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom, the PhD in political science from Harvard University, the J.D. and a master of laws degree in taxation from Georgetown University

She has served as a visiting scholar at the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University; special counsel to Richard Ravitch, New York Lieutenant Governor and as counsel to the Task Force on the State Budget Crisis, co-chaired by Ravitch and former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker. Before earning the J.D., she was a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute;[2] associate editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal;[3] author of the "Capital Chronicle" column at the Wall Street Journal; and special assistant to Daniel Patrick Moynihan, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.[4] Garment has taught politics and public policy at Yale and Harvard Universities.[5] She was the executive editor of Jewish Ideas Daily.

Personal lifeEdit

She was married to Leonard Garment, they have a daughter, Ann.[6]


External video
  Booknotes interview with Garment on Scandal, November 17, 1991, C-SPAN


  1. ^ Troy, Gil (2013). "Moynihan's Moment: America's Fight Against Zionism as Racism". Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ "WASHINGTON TALK; History's Sliding Scale Of Ethics in the Capital". New York Times. 21 April 1989.
  3. ^ "Columnist Is Candidate For Reagan Press Post". New York Times. 4 January 1987. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  4. ^ "With Words We Govern Men". 2013-02-27.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2012-12-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Leonard Garment obituary". The Guardian. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  7. ^ Brownstein, Ronald (29 September 1991). "Why We Don't Love Them Like We Used To : SCANDAL: The Culture of Mistrust in American Politics". Los Angeles Times.
  8. ^ "Scandal, by Suzanne Garment".
  9. ^ "Nonfiction Book Review: Scandal by Suzanne Garment, Author, Peter Osnos, Editor Crown Publishers $23 (0p) ISBN 978-0-8129-1942-4".
  10. ^ Yardley, Jonathan (29 September 1991). "Sensation-Mongering and the Real News". Washington Post.
  11. ^ Hoffman, Stanley. Daniel Moynihan: A Dangerous Man. Dissent (American magazine).
  12. ^ Whitaker, Mark T. (1 December 1978). A Complex Place. Harvard Crimson.
  13. ^ Kraner, Jane (3 May 1979). "Timely Griefs". New York Review of Books.

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