Peter Schweizer is the president of the Government Accountability Institute, the William J. Casey Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a member of Young America’s Foundation’s Board of Directors, and a bestselling author.
His most recent book is Throw Them All Out (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011). It was the subject of a feature on CBS’ 60 Minutes and is widely credited with impacting the passage of the STOCK Act, legislation to ban congressional insider trading which was signed into law in April 2012 by President Obama. The book spent seven weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list.
His other non-fiction books include Reagan’s War (Doubleday, 2002), which the Los Angeles Times called “a rousing and compelling case that Reagan’s personal and political odyssey…was central to bringing down the ‘evil empire.” He is also the co-author of The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty (Doubleday, 2004), Architects of Ruin (Harper, 2009), Victory (Atlantic Monthly Press, 1994), Do As I Say (Not As I Do) (Doubleday, 2005), and Makers and Takers (Doubleday, 2008).
His academic books include Landmark Speeches of the American Conservative Movement (Texas A&M University Press, 2006), The Reagan Presidency: Assessing the Man and His Legacy (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005), and The Fall of The Wall: Reassessing the Causes and Consequences of the End of the Cold War (Hoover Institution Press, 2000). He was also a contributor to Living in the Eighties(Oxford University Press, 2008).
His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, National Review, and elsewhere. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs.
Peter received his M.Phil. from Oxford University and his B.A. from The George Washington University. He lives in Florida with his wife and children.