Paul Greenberg Bio

Paul Greenberg

Pulitzer Prize-winning Paul Greenberg, one of the most respected and honored commentators in America, is the editorial page editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

An exceptional craftsman, he gives readers an aesthetic as well as political experience and has evoked comparisons to H.L. Mencken and William Allen White. A thoughtful essayist who can also be a devastating critic, Greenberg describes himself as "an ideologically unreliable conservative."

Greenberg won the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing and was a Pulitzer finalist in 1978 and 1986. Among his many other honors are the 1988 William Allen White Award, the 1988 Arkansas Associated Press Editorial Writing Award, the 1987 H.L. Mencken Award, the 1983 University of Missouri School of Journalism Medal of Honor, the American Society of Newspaper Editors' 1981 Distinguished Writing Award for Commentary, and the 1964 Grenville Clark Editorial Award. He also won two Walker Stone Awards, in 1985 and 1986.

Greenberg has been on the board of the National Conference of Editorial Writers and served as a Pulitzer jurist in 1984 and 1985. He is the author of the critically acclaimed "Resonant Lives: 50 Figures of Consequence" and "Entirely Personal."

Editorial page editor for the Pine Bluff Commercial in Arkansas from 1962 until 1992 – except for a hiatus as a Chicago Daily News editorial writer in 1966-67 – Greenberg lectures nationwide and regularly provides political analysis on Arkansas network television.






Paul Greenberg Samples

Paul Greenberg: Scoundrel time

Journalism has thrived on scandal since there's been journalism. Naturally the Germans would have a word for it: Schadenfreude -- taking pleasure in the troubles of others.

Paul Greenberg: Peace in our time

"The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid 'dens of crime' that Dickens loved to paint. --C. S. Lewis.

Paul Greenberg: Enemy without a name

Last week our president and commander- in-chief responded to the latest wave of terrorist attacks around the world by -- calling a seminar.

Paul Greenberg: Uncertain trumpet

For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle? On to ... certainly not Victory! The only thing clear about our president's latest request to Congress was its lack of clarity.

The forgotten prophetess

The first domino -- Greece -- in the long row comprising the European Union is wobbling and about to fall, and could take the whole EU and its common currency, the euro, down with it someday.

Paul Greenberg: Letter from below

My dear Wormwood, These days I scarcely know where to turn next in the public prints, there's such an abundance of cheery news from the upper regions.

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