Charles C. W. Cooke (born November 4, 1984) is the editor of National Review Online. He took over from Rich Lowry in June, 2016 (Lowry remains the editor-in-chief of National Review).
A conservative, Cooke is known for his outspoken criticism of populists such as Donald Trump and Sarah Palin, for his opposition to censorship and gun control, for his support for more robust federalism, and for his objections to the politicization of popular science. He is the author of The Conservatarian Manifesto and a frequent guest on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. In addition to National Review, Cooke has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. Along with Kevin D. Williamson, he hosts the popular Mad Dogs and Englishmen podcast on the Ricochet network.
Early Life and Education
Cooke is a graduate of the University of Oxford, at which he studied Modern History and Politics under Gillian Peele and Clive Holmes. Before attending Oxford, he was educated at King's College School, Cambridge.
Cooke emigrated from England to the United States in 2011. He currently lives in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife and son. Although his wife is Catholic, Cooke openly describes himself as "an atheist."
- Cooke, Charles C. W. The Conservatarian Manifesto: Libertarians, Conservatives, and the Fight for the Right's Future. New York, Crown Forum, 2015. ISBN 9780804139724