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Peter F. Schweizer
Peter Schweizer
william j. casey research fellow

Expertise: International relations, national security affairs, U.S. presidency

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Peter Schweizer is the William J. Casey Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution. A former consultant to NBC News, he also served as a member of the Ultraterrorism Study Group at the Sandia National Laboratory.

Schweizer’s most recent publication is Throw Them All Out. Other books include Architects of Ruin (Harper Collins, 2009), Makers and Takers (Doubleday, 2008), Do as I Say (Not as I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy (Doubleday, 2005), The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty (Doubleday, 2004/Anchor, 2005), which the New York Times called "the best" of the books on the Bush family, and Reagan's War: The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph over Communism (Doubleday, 2002/Anchor 2003).

His first novel, Chain of Command (coauthored with Caspar Weinberger), was released by Simon and Schuster in June 2005. Publisher's Weekly, in a starred review, called it a "debut political thriller crackling with a chilling authenticity and riveting dirty dealing.”

He is coeditor of Landmark Speeches of the American Conservative Movement (Texas A & M University Press, 2006) and The Reagan Presidency: Assessing the Man and His Legacy (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005) and editor of The Fall of the Wall: Reassessing the Cause and Consequences of the Collapse of Communism (Hoover Institution Press, 2000).

Schweizer is executive producer of In the Face of Evil, an epic documentary based on his book Reagan's War. The New York Post declared it "the must-see movie of the season...disturbing and deeply moving." The film is a winner of the 2004 Liberty Film Festival.

His articles have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, National Review, Foreign Affairs, and elsewhere. He has spoken before dozens of corporate audiences including those at Amoco, Arthur Anderson, and the Independent Petroleum Association of America, as well as before numerous student groups including Young America's Foundation and groups at the University of Virginia, and Florida State University.

He has appeared on ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and the BBC.

Schweizer received his MPhil degree from Oxford University and his BA degree from George Washington University.

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