Midge Decter’s Husband: Who is Norman Podhoretz?
Midge Rosenthal Decter, born on July 25, 1927, was an American journalist and author.
Decter was born into a Jewish family in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
She was the daughter of Rose (née Calmenson) and Harry Rosenthal, a sporting goods merchant.
She attended the University of Minnesota, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and New York University, but did not graduate from any of them.
Midge Decter, a writer, and editor who abandoned liberalism to help lay the intellectual foundation for the neoconservative movement and the so-called culture wars over feminism, gay rights, and other social issues, died on Monday at her home in Manhattan. She was 94.
Before Decter’s sudden demise, she was married to American editor, Norman Podhoretz?
Who is Norman Podhoretz?
Norman Podhoretz, born January 16, 1930, is an American magazine editor, writer, and conservative political commentator, who identifies his views as “paleo-neoconservative”.
He is a writer for Commentary magazine and previously served as the publication’s editor-in-chief from 1960 to 1995.
The son of Julius and Helen (Woliner) Podhoretz, Jewish immigrants from the Central European region of Galicia (then part of Poland, now Ukraine), Podhoretz was born and raised in Brownsville, Brooklyn.
Podhoretz’s family was leftist, with his elder sister joining a socialist youth movement.
He skipped two grades and attended the prestigious Boys High School in the borough’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood, ultimately graduating third in his class in 1946; his classmates included the prominent Assyriologist William W. Hallo and advertising executive Carl Spielvogel.
Following his admission to Harvard University and New York University with partial tuition scholarships, Podhoretz ultimately elected to attend Columbia University when he was granted a full Pulitzer Scholarship.
Podhoretz was married to author Midge Decter from 1956 until her death in 2022
Did Norman Podhoretz and Midge Decter have kids?
Norman and Midge Decter were blessed with two children
Norman and his wife had a boy and a girl called, John Podhoretz and Ruthie Blum.