Advisory Council

Matthew Continetti

Advisory Council Member

Matthew Continetti is the director of domestic policy studies and the inaugural Patrick and Charlene Neal Chair in American Prosperity at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where his work is focused on American political thought and history, with a particular focus on the development of the Republican Party and the American conservative movement in the 20th century.

A prominent journalist, analyst, author, and intellectual historian of the right, Mr. Continetti was the founding editor and the editor-in-chief of the Washington Free Beacon. Previously, he was opinion editor at the Weekly Standard.

Mr. Continetti is also a contributing editor at National Review and a columnist for Commentary magazine. He has been published in the Atlantic, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, among other outlets. His broadcast appearances include Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier and NBC News’ Meet the Press.

Mr. Continetti is the author of three books, including, most recently, The Right: The Hundred-Year War for American Conservatism (Basic Books, 2022). His previous books were The Persecution of Sarah Palin: How the Elite Media Tried to Bring Down a Rising Star (Penguin, 2009) and The K Street Gang: The Rise and Fall of the Republican Machine (Doubleday, 2006).

He has a BA in history from Columbia University.