David Frum

American political commentator

David Jeffrey Frum (born June 30, 1960) is a Canadian-American neoconservative political commentator.

David Frum in 2007


  • An American-led overthrow of Saddam Hussein - and the replacement of the radical Baathist dictatorship with a new government more closely aligned with the United States would put America more wholly in charge of the region than any power since the Ottomans, or maybe even the Romans.
    • The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush (2013).
  • As President Trump is cruel, vengeful, egoistic, ignorant, lazy, avaricious, and treacherous, so we must be kind, forgiving, responsible, informed, hardworking, generous, and patriotic.
    • Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic (2018).
  • The thing to fear from the Trump presidency is not the bold overthrow of the Constitution, but the stealthy paralysis of governance; not the open defiance of law, but an accumulating subversion of norms; not the deployment of state power to intimidate dissidents, but the incitement of private violence to radicalize supporters. Trump operates not by strategy, but by instinct. His great skill is to sniff his opponents' vulnerabilities: "low energy", "little", "crooked", "fake". In the same way, Trump has intuited the weak points in the American political system and in American political culture. Trump gambled that Americans resent each other's differences more than they cherish their shared democracy. So far, that gamble has paid off.
    • Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic (2018).
  • If conservatives become convinced that they cannot win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. They will reject democracy.
  • Air Canada hopes to remove testing and masking requirements for fully vaccinated passengers. Vaccination is how we return to normal. Anti-vax blockaders are not fighting for anybody's freedom, they are prolonging everybody's misery.
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