Peter Schweizer is the President of the Government
Accountability Institute, the William J. Casey Fellow at the Hoover Institution,
Stanford University and a best-selling author.
His books have been translated into eleven languages and include
several New York Times or Washington Post bestsellers.
His most recent book is Throw Them All Out: How
Politicians and Their Friends Get Rich off Insider Stock Tips, Land
Deals, and Cronyism That Would Send the Rest of Us to
Prison (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 Washington
Post praised as "A fascinating, well-written, useful and important
look at one of the three or four most important American political
leaders of the 20th century. No serious assessment of
the 40th president of the United States can ignore the
central importance of anti-communism in his career; after Schweizer
none will." The Los Angeles Times called it "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), which the New York
Times called "Fascinating…Provides illuminating insights into the
internal dynamics of the Bush family dynasty." The New York Post
declared "If you want to know as fully as can be told the story of
how the Bushes rose from Midwestern obscurity to equal the records
of families like the Roosevelts, the Kennedys, and the Adamses-this
is the book."
Other non-fiction works include 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
His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The 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 George Washington University. He lives in Florida with his
wife and children.