Robert James Bidinotto
...is an award-winning writer, editor, and lecturer who reports on cultural and political issues from the philosophic perspective of principled individualism. During the past fifteen years he has established a reputation as one of the leading opponents and critics of environmentalism.
As of July 2005 Robert became editor of The New Individualist, the monthly magazine of The Atlas Society, a philosophic research and advocacy organization. In the previous year, he was editor of Organization Trends and Foundation Watch, monthly publications of the Capital Research Center -- a private watchdog group that monitors the activities of nonprofit advocacy organizations and foundations. Robert also serves as a senior fellow of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise.
A former Staff Writer for Reader's Digest, he authored high-profile investigative pieces on environmental issues, crime, and other public controversies. His many articles, essays, columns, book and film reviews also have appeared in Success, Writer's Digest, The Boston Herald, The American Spectator, City Journal, The Freeman, Reason and other journals.
Robert Bidinotto's writings on environmental issues include investigative articles for Reader's Digest on global warming and the 1989 Alar scare, as well as extensive research on the ozone depletion issue. His Alar article was singled out for editorial praise by Barron's business weekly, and by Priorities, the journal of the American Council on Science and Health. He is also author of a widely praised monograph, The Green Machine, that critically examines the environmentalist philosophy and movement.
A nationally-recognized expert on crime, Robert is perhaps best known for his article "Getting Away With Murder" in the July 1988 Reader's Digest. That investigative piece stirred a national controversy about crime and prison furlough programs during the 1988 presidential election campaign, and is widely credited with having affected the outcome of the election. He is editor of Criminal Justice? The Legal System Vs. Individual Responsibility, which won enthusiastic acclaim from law enforcement professionals throughout the nation, and author of Freed to Kill, a compendium of horror stories illustrating the failings of the justice system.
As editor of The New Individualist, Robert is a Gold Winner of Folio's prestigious 2007 "Eddie" Award for editorial excellence, for an article he wrote for the magazine's March 2007 issue. He was has also been awarded the Free Press Association's Mencken Award for "Best Feature Story," was named a 1989 National Magazine Award finalist for "Best Magazine Article of the Year in the Public Interest Category" by the American Society of Magazine Editors, and has received awards and honors from the National Victim Center and other victim rights organizations for his outspoken public advocacy on behalf of crime victims.
A popular speaker, Robert Bidinotto has appeared as a guest on many major radio and television talk shows, including CBS radio's "Crosstalk," CNN's "Sonya Live," "Geraldo," "The Rush Limbaugh Show," "The Bob Grant Show," CNBC's "Rivera Live" and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
With his wife and their stridently individualistic cat, Luna, Robert makes his home on the Chesapeake Bay, where he avidly enjoys the sights and sounds of nature. "The natural world," he says, "is an inspiring setting and inexhaustible resource for the creative work of human beings."
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