John O’Sullivan is an editor-at-large of National Review.
John O'Sullivan is a former editor of National Review. He held this position between William F. Buckley Jnr. and Rich Lowry in the years 1988-1997. He has been editor-at-large of National Review since then, and in recent years a senior fellow of the National Review Institute. He is also president of the Danube Institute--a think-tank devoted to promoting conservative and classical liberal ideas--in Budapest and a director of the Washington think-tank, 21st Century Initiatives in Washington DC.
Among the editorial posts he held before and after National Review, he served as London correspondent for Irish Television and Radio (RTE); assistant editor and parliamentary sketch-writer for the London Daily Telegraph; editor of the New York Post editorial and op-ed pages; associate editor of the London Times, editor of the editorial and op-ed pages for the National Post in Canada; editor-in-chief of United Press International; editor of The National Interest; and vice-president and executive editor of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Prague.
In the 1980s Mr. O'Sullivan was appointed a special advisor to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher for whom he also wrote speeches. He was the principal author of the 1987 Conservative Party manifesto. And after Mrs. Thatcher left office he was one of the small team that worked with her on the writing of her two volumes of memoirs. He is the author of "The President, the Pope and the Prime Minister: Three Who Changed the World" which has been published in seven languages. He was awarded a CBE in the 1991 honors list.
Mr. O'Sullivan was recently appointed editor of the distinguished Australian journal, Quadrant, in Sydney, Australia.
Editor’s Note: As part of National Review Institute’s End-of-Year Appeal, NRI fellows are sharing words of wisdom and inspiration. Today, John O’Sullivan gives an inside account of NRI’s founding and ...