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List of the most influential people for the years 1970 – 2020 Search focus: Jonah Goldberg

Jonah Goldberg
# 1
Jonah Goldberg

1969 - Present (52 years)

#7200 person's overall influence

Jonah Jacob Goldberg is an American conservative syndicated columnist, author, political analyst, and commentator. The founding editor of National Review Online, from 1998 until 2019 he was an editor at National Review, and holds a fellowship at the National Review Institute. Goldberg writes a weekly column about politics and culture for the Los Angeles Times, and a national semiweekly column syndicated in over 100 newspapers by the Tribune Content Agency. In October 2019, Goldberg became founding editor of the online opinion and news publication The Dispatch. He is the host of the podcast Th