Harry J. Stein
November 25, 1948
|Alma mater||New Rochelle High School|
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Harry J. Stein (born November 25, 1948) is an American author and columnist. As of 2020[update], he is a contributing editor to the political magazine City Journal.
|Booknotes interview with Stein on How I Accidentally Joined the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy, August 20, 2000, C-SPAN|
Stein graduated from New Rochelle High School in 1966 and Pomona College in May 1970. He later graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Stein wrote for Ramparts and New Times magazines in the 1970s, and originated Esquire's "Ethics" column in the 1980s. During the 1990s he wrote a column on television ethics for TV Guide. As part of the New York media scene of the early 1980s he was a member of the inaugural Rotisserie League formed by Daniel Okrent.
He is the author of novels and memoirs, including satirical political commentary related to his transition from liberal to conservative viewpoints. His first book, Tiny Tim, a biography of the entertainer, was published in 1976.
Stein's father, the late Joseph Stein, was a Broadway librettist/playwright, best known for Fiddler on the Roof.