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Craig Unger

Journalist and Author

Investigative journalist and author Craig Unger is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and Fellow at The Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law. The author of  Boss Rove: Inside Karl Rove’s Secret Kingdom of Power, Unger has been published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The New Yorker, and has been a featured analyst on National Public Radio, The Today Show, ABC Radio, PBS, and CNN.

Unger’s 2004 book, House of Bush, Hause of Saud, became an international bestseller after making the New York Times bestseller list. In it, Unger revealed the complex relationship between Bush family political circles and elite Saudi families, and the influence of that relationship on American foreign policy during both Bush administrations.

Following his graduation from Harvard University in 1971, Unger became co-owner and co-editor of The Paris Metro, a bi-weekly English-language magazine in Paris. He later became senior editor and writer for New York Magazine in the late 70’s and early 80’s, and deputy editor of The New York Observer in 1993. Unger served as Boston Magazine‘s editor-in-chief between 1995-2000.

In Boss Rove, Unger outlines how Karl Rove made his political comeback after departing the Bush administration in 2007 amidst controversy over the firing of nine U.S attorneys and the outing of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame. His other books include American Armageddon (2008) and Fall of the House of Bush (2007).