ABOUT ME

From my profile on Breitbart's "Big Government" site:


Robert James Bidinotto is an award-winning freelance writer, editor, and lecturer who reports on cultural and political issues from the philosophic perspective of principled individualism. His first novel, HUNTER: A Thriller, was published in June 2011.

As a former Staff Writer for Reader's Digest, Bidinotto authored high-profile investigative pieces on environmental issues, crime, and other public controversies. His many articles, essays, columns, book and film reviews also have appeared in Success, Writer's Digest, The Boston Herald, The American Spectator, City Journal, The Freeman, Reason, and other journals.

His writings on environmental issues include investigative articles for Reader's Digest on global warming and the 1989 Alar scare, as well as extensive research on the ozone depletion issue. His Alar article was singled out for editorial praise by Barron's business weekly, and by Priorities, the journal of the American Council on Science and Health. He authored a monograph, The Green Machine, and established a website, ecoNOT.com, both critically examining the environmentalist philosophy and movement. He is currently writing a book on the philosophical and mythological roots of environmentalism.

From 2005-2008, Bidinotto served as editor-in-chief of The New Individualist. While editor, he was a 2007 Gold Winner of Folio's prestigious "Eddie" Award for editorial excellence, the magazine industry’s highest honor. He also has been awarded the Free Press Association's Mencken Award for "Best Feature Story"; was named a 1989 National Magazine Award finalist for "Best Magazine Article of the Year in the Public Interest Category" by the American Society of Magazine Editors; and has received awards and honors from the National Victim Center and other victim rights organizations for his outspoken public advocacy on behalf of crime victims.

Prior to his editorship of The New Individualist, Bidinotto was editor of Organization Trends and Foundation Watch, monthly publications of the Capital Research Center.

A nationally-recognized expert on crime, Bidinotto is perhaps best known for his article "Getting Away with Murder" in the July 1988 Reader's Digest. That investigative piece stirred a national controversy about crime and prison furlough programs during the 1988 presidential election campaign, and is widely credited with having affected the outcome of the election. He is editor of Criminal Justice? The Legal System vs. Individual Responsibility, which won enthusiastic acclaim from law enforcement professionals, and is author of Freed to Kill, a compendium of horror stories illustrating the failings of the justice system.

A popular speaker, Bidinotto has appeared on many major radio and television talk shows, including "The Rush Limbaugh Show," CBS radio's "Crosstalk," CNN's "Sonya Live," "Geraldo," "The Bob Grant Show," CNBC's "Rivera Live," and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. With his wife and their stridently individualistic cat, he makes his home on the Chesapeake Bay.