David Bahr is communications director and a policy analyst with the R Street Institute, working to connect R Street scholars with reporters, columnists, bloggers, editorial boards and television and radio producers. He also has written about harm-reduction issues for R Street and writes a regular column on the Western canon for Forbes.

David joined R Street in September 2016, having previously served as fact checker and assistant literary editor at The Weekly Standard.

David has a background in philosophy and the classics, earning his bachelor’s from the University of Maryland and master’s in liberal arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. He was a Hertog Fellow and recipient of the Claremont Institute’s Lincoln Fellowship.

David lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife, son and daughter.

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