Heritage Trustee from 1981 to 2015; Member, Society of Emeritus Trustees since 2015
Decter's incisive writing on a range of topics has proven invaluable to the conservative movement. A former editor at Basic Books, her writing has graced the pages of Commentary, First Things, Harper's and a number of other publications. Her books include The New Chastity, Liberal Parents, Radical Children; Rumsfeld: A Personal Portrait; and An Old Wife's Tale. A Senior Fellow at the Institute on Religion and Public Life in New York City, Decter previously served as Executive Director of the Committee for a Free World, a powerful voice for anti-communism that she voluntarily disbanded after the fall of the Berlin Wall and collapse of Soviet communism.