Ross Douthat

Ross Douthat

Formal First Name
1979 - present

Ross Douthat is a political analyst, blogger, author, New York Times columnist, and National Review film critic. Ross has been an op-ed columnist for the New York Times since 2009, and his column appears every Tuesday and Sunday. He also co-hosts the Times Op-Ed podcast, "The Argument." Previously, he has written for The Atlantic and National Review, and has been published widely in the popular press. A prolific writer, Ross has published books on the future of the Republican Party, the decline of religion in the United States, and other topics relating to politics, religion and society. He is the author of various topics including religion, American decadence, and his experience with chronic Lyme disease. In addition, Ross is a non-resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he studies American politics, culture, religion, and family life.


  • The Deep Places: A Memoir of Illness and Discovery (2021)

  • The Decadent Society (2020)

  • To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism (2018)

  • Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (2012)

  • Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream (Co-author, 2008)

  • Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class (2005)