31-year-old Harvard Law grad and nationally syndicated columnist Benjamin Shapiro has quickly become a resounding voice for his generation’s conservative movement. He was born in 1984 in Burbank, California, and brought up in the home of two Reagan Republicans, where intelligent conversation about politics and philosophy was encouraged. As a result, Shapiro quickly developed into a reasoned political thinker and a powerful writer.
He entered UCLA at the age of 16 and graduated summa cum laude in June 2004 with a BA in Political Science. Shapiro was hired at age 17 to become the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the U.S.
His columns are printed nationwide in major newspapers and websites, including Townhall.com, WorldNetDaily.com, FrontPageMag.com, the Riverside Press-Enterprise, the West Virginia Herald-Dispatch, and the Conservative Chronicle. His columns have also appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Orlando Sentinel, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, RealClearPolitics.com, Jewish World Review, Arizona Republic, Jewish Press, Fond du Lac Reporter, Middle East and International Review, and Focus In Magazine, among others.
He has been the subject of articles in the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, and the Christian Science Monitor; has been quoted on the Rush Limbaugh Show, the Dr. Laura Show, the O’Reilly Factor, at CBSNews.com, in the New York Press, in the Washington Times, and in the American Conservative magazine, among many others.
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