|Sohrab Ahmari Quick Info
|5 ft 9 in
|Date of Birth
|February 1, 1985
Sohrab Ahmari is an Iranian-American journalist, editor, columnist, and author who has published numerous books such as The New Philistines (2016), From Fire, by Water: My Journey to the Catholic Faith (2019), Arab Spring Dreams: The Next Generation Speaks Out for Freedom and Justice from North Africa to Iran (2012), The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos (2021), Tyranny, Inc.: How Private Power Crushed American Liberty – and What to Do About It (2023), etc.
Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran
New York City, New York, United States
He is an alumni of the Utah State University and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington.
Furthermore, he attended the Northeastern University School of Law and received his J.D. degree.
Journalist, Editor, Columnist, Author
- Father – He worked as an architect.
- Mother – She worked as an abstract expressionist painter.
5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
77 kg or 169.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Sohrab Ahmari has dated –
- Ting Li (2014-Present) – In 2014, he got married to a Chinese-American architect named Ting Li. The couple is blessed with a son named Max Ahmari and a daughter.
Race / Ethnicity
Sohrab Ahmari Facts
- While growing up in Iran, he once accidentally carried a videocassette of a Star Wars film with him to school and faced disciplinary action as the highly-conservative country had officially banned Western films during that time.
- In 1998, the 13-year-old Ahmari emigrated to the United States with his mother and grew up in Utah.
- In 2022, he co-founded an online magazine called Compact Magazine along with Edwin Aponte and Matthew Schmitz.
- At the beginning of his career, Ahmari wrote contributing pieces to reputed publications like The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, The Boston Globe, Commentary, The Chronicle of Higher Education, etc.
- His literary credits include working as a contributing editor for The Catholic Herald, senior writer for Commentary magazine, columnist for First Things, op-ed editor for the New York Post, columnist and editor for The Wall Street Journal opinion pages in New York and London.
- He is pro-life.
- In the summer of 2019, he got embroiled in a highly-publicized dispute with David French, who is a conservative commentator and The New York Times columnist. Their dispute began when Ahmari tweeted against what he saw as ‘transvestic fetishism’ and addressed French in the same tweet stating there is no “polite, David French-ian third way around the cultural civil war”. Their war of words escalated when French published his essay titled ‘Decency Is No Barrier to Justice or the Common Good’ and Ahmari responded by publishing his polemic, ‘Against David French-ism’. Their dispute basically stemmed from their differing ideologies pertaining to how conservatives should approach the on-going cultural and political debates. While Ahmari believes conservatives should take a more ideologically firm approach towards these issues, French holds a more libertarian stance.
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