2018 Great Immigrants Recipient

Max Boot
Military Historian and Columnist
Born in:
Russia

“We need to summon the spirit of the Greatest Generation and overcome our partisan enmity. Otherwise we will fall to the most insidious enemy we have ever faced: domestic division,” historian and columnist Max Boot recently wrote in “The Washington Post.” Boot is a senior fellow in national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, a columnist for “The Washington Post,” and an analyst for CNN.  He is author of a number of New York Times best-seller books including “The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam” (2018), which was named an Amazon Best Book of the Month; “Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present (2013)” and “War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History, 1500 to Today” (2006). Boot has served as an adviser to U.S. commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan and sits on the boards of Intelligence Squared US and the Renew Democracy Initiative. His latest book, “The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right,” is set to be released in October. Updated July 2018