Bronwen Maddox

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Bronwen Maddox is a British-American journalist. She is the daughter of the science writer Sir John Maddox and the journalist and biographer Brenda Maddox.

Maddox was 'born in New York City and read PPE at Oxford University, and became a director of Kleinwort Benson Securities. Joining the Financial Times, she headed an investigation into the publisher Robert Maxwell. Later, she moved to The Times to be its Washington Bureau Chief and US Editor, and was then its Foreign Editor. Maddox is now the Chief Foreign Commentator for The Times. She is a Governor of the Ditchley Foundation for transatlantic debate. Bronwen Maddox lives in London with her daughter.' [1]

In September 2008 she published a book titled In Defence of America. The blurb claims:

In this provocative, brilliant book, acclaimed foreign affairs columnist Bronwen Maddox shows how critics of America take the best of it for granted and exaggerate the worst. They give the US too little credit for their own freedom and wealth and struggle to fend off a monolithic American culture that does not exist. She shows how opponents often unfairly equate American mistakes with moral failings, and how the US frequently makes its own case badly, even when it is on strong ground. And she reveals a world in danger of fighting to keep the giant at bay, when the harder task is to give America good reason to keep engaged.[2]

In June 2010 she became the editor and chief executive of Prospect magazine. [3] [4]


Ditchley Foundation



  1. Duckworth In Defence of America by Bronwen Maddox
  2. Duckworth In Defence of America by Bronwen Maddox
  3. The Directors of Prospect magazine have appointed Bronwen Maddox as Editor and Chief Executive, accessed 8 March 2011.
  4. Ben Dowell, David Goodhart to step down as Prospect editor,, Monday 7 June 2010, accessed 8 March 2010