Herbert E. Meyer


Siege of Western Civilization


Herbert E. Meyer

Herb Meyer served during the Reagan Administration as Special Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence, and Vice Chairman of the CIA’s National Intelligence Council.  In these positions, he managed production of the U.S. National Intelligence Estimates and other top-secret projections for the President and his senior National Security advisers.


Mr. Meyer is widely credited with being the first senior U.S. Government official to forecast the Soviet Union’s collapse, which he did in the early 1980s -- to considerable political derision.   He later was awarded the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, which is the Intelligence Community’s highest honor.

Prior to his service with the U.S. Government, Herb Meyer was an associate editor of Fortune, where he was among the magazine’s top international specialists.

He is author of several books, including Real-World Intelligence, The War Against Progress, and Hard Thinking.  And with his wife, Jill, he is co-author of How to Write, a handbook used widely at colleges throughout the world.

Mr. Meyer’s articles and essays on politics, and about our country’s intelligence service in the wake of 9/11, have been published in The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, and Policy Review.  He is a frequent guest on leading television news programs.

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