Doug Bandow


  • Senior Fellow, Cato Institute

Mr. Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. He also is the senior fellow in International Religious Persecution at the Institute on Religion and Public Policy and served as a special assistant to President Ronald Reagan.

He is a columnist for Forbes online.  Previously he was a columnist for, a nationally syndicated columnist with Copley News Service, and editor of the monthly political magazine Inquiry.

He has been widely published in such periodicals as Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Christianity Today, and World, as well as leading newspapers including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

He has written several books, including Beyond Good Intentions: A Biblical View of Politics (Crossway), Foreign Follies: America's New Global Empire (Xulon Press), Leviathan Unchained: Washington's Bipartisan Big Government Consensus (forthcoming, Xulon Press), The Politics of Envy: Statism as Theology (Transaction), and The Politics of Plunder: Misgovernment in Washington  (Transaction).

He received his B.S. in economics from Florida State University in 1976 and his J.D. from Stanford University in 1979.  He is a member of the California and Washington, D.C., bars.