Diana West's column has been syndicated by Newspaper Enterprise Association since the week following September 11, 2001. A conservative with a strong bent for cultural commentary, West explores topics few writers touch upon, from whether Islam is really a religion of peace, to society's bizarre efforts to protect children from Mother's Day, to the rise of PC summer camps in Vermont, presenting all in a deft, often humorous manner.
Diana West's weekly column for Universal Uclick takes on the Washington establishment, both political and media. A close observer of the wars of the post-9/11 era, she has long chronicled the geopolitical battlefields, as in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the psychological dimension of the West's ongoing clash with Islamic culture.
A columnist since 1999, West also serves as the Washington correspondent for the new weekly newspaper Dispatch International. Her work has appeared in many publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, The New Criterion, The Public Interest, The Weekly Standard and The Washington Post Magazine; her fiction has appeared in Atlantic Monthly. She has made numerous television appearances as a CNN contributor to "Lou Dobbs Tonight" and was recently featured in the Glenn Beck TV documentaries "The Project" and "Rumors of War III." She is one of 19 co-authors (including Frank Gaffney, Andrew C. McCarthy and James Woolsey) of "Shariah: The Threat to America," a publication of the Center for Security Policy.
West's first book is "The Death of the Grown-Up: How America's Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization" (St. Martin's Press). Her second book, titled "American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character" (St. Martin's Press), is forthcoming in 2013.
In between her weekly columns, she writes at www.dianawest.net.