Rothkopf, David

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Rothkopf, David Gender: M
David Jochanan Rothkopf
born on 24 December 1955 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Urbana, Illinois, 40n07, 88w12
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 02°09' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 01°26 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 07°21'

David Rothkopf
photo: Foreign Policy Magazine, license cc-by-1.0


American business executive, professor of international relations, political scientist, journalist and prolific author. His books range from Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power (2006) to Traitor: A History of American Betrayal from Benedict Arnold to Donald Trump (2020).

He is the founder and CEO of The Rothkopf Group, a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a visiting professor at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Rothkopf was born to a Jewish family. His father survived the Holocaust while three dozen of his relatives did not. Rothkopf is a 1977 graduate of Columbia College and attended Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He has two daughters, Joanna and Laura Rothkopf.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Rothkopf on Twitter, "I was born midday on the 24th in Urbana, Illinois. It was a Saturday and Christmas weekend was well underway. So they had run out of blue sheets and had to use pink ones in my basinette. This apparently troubled my grandparents greatly. But nonetheless I survived" (posted 24 Dec 2020) [1], I'm one of those 63 yr old teenagers who has spent 25 years living and working in Washington, I guess" (posted 29 Sep 2019) [2], "I can handle it. Heck, some might think that I, at 63, am an old white guy" (posted 5 March 2019) [3], "#MynameIs David Jochanan Rothkopf. I'm named for Jochanan ben Zakkai, a sage who was smuggled out of Jerusalem in a coffin to negotiate with the Romans in an effort to preserve rabbinic Judaism from destruction by the intolerant" [4].


  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two daughters)
  • Vocation : Business : Consultant (Media)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (CEO)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (University professor)
  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Political Science
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Democratic)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction