Roger Kaplan

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Roger F. S. Kaplan is a Washington DC based journalist who writes for the neoconservative Weekly Standard and the American Spectator.

In the early 2000s Kaplan wrote for the Atlantic Monthly, the New Republic, and Commentary. He served in the policy office of the Board of International Broadcasting (the editorial writing bureau attached to the Voice of America, 1999-2000) as director of publications for Freedom House (1992-1997) where he edited Freedom Review. and as a consultant for the International Council for Human Rights Policy in Geneva.[1]

In 2012 he was listed as a Board member of the Paris based Jean Jacques Rousseau Institute.[2]


  • Roger Kaplan, ed. Freedom in the World 1993. New York: Transaction, 1994.
  • Roger Kaplan and George Szamuely (Editors) Freedom in the World 1996-1997: Annual Survey of Political Rights and Civil Liberties Transaction Publishers 1998, 594 pages, ISBN-10: 0765804220 ISBN-13: 978-0765804228
  • Roger Kaplan (Editor) Freedom in the World 1997-98: Annual Survey of Political Rights and Civil Liberties Transaction Publishers, 1998 624 pages, ISBN-10: 076580476X ISBN-13: 978-0765804761
  • Roger Kaplan Conservative Socialism: The Decline of Radicalism and the Triumph of the Left in France, Transaction Books, 2003


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