January 19, 2008 – 6:32 pm

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard is the international business editor of the Daily Telegraph.
A long-time opponent of the EU’s constitution and monetary union, he
was the Telegraph’s Europe correspondent in Brussels from 1999 to 2004.

During his time as the Sunday Telegraph’s Washington bureau chief in the early 1990s, Evans-Pritchard became known for his controversial stories about President Clinton, the 1993 death of Vincent Foster, and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

Evans-Pritchard is the son of E.E. Evans-Pritchard, who was Professor of Social Anthropology at Oxford University from 1946 to 1970.

He was educated at Malvern College, Trinity College, Cambridge University, and La Sorbonne. Before joining the Daily Telegraph in 1991, he wrote about Central America for The Economist. He was Washington correspondent for London’s Spectator in the mid-1980s.

  1. 4 Responses to “Ambrose Evans-Pritchard”

  2. How does this fit? A honest (?) abe capitalist against the EU constitution and the monetarian union. Strange smell.

    By Horst Ludwig on Jan 29, 2008

  3. There’s something important lacking in the short biography which should lead to reconsider the term “honest” used to qualify the gentleman…

    1) Ambrose Evans-Pritchard played a key role in the conservative media’s rush on President Clinton in his sex affair.He has been among the principal right-wing conveyors of conspiracy theories peddled by Mellon heir, Richard Mellon Scaife, into the media mainstream.

    2) Ambrose’s Father was a key British Military Intelligence operative. He had worked first for the Colonial Office as an anthropologist to help rig what is today the British destabilization of Sudan, and then, during World War II, Sir Edward worked with British military intelligence to mobilize the Senussi Bedouin tribes to found Libya.

    It seems to me most probable that Ambrose has today the same kind of tie with the British Intelligence services. He once described his presence in the United States as an “anthropological expedition,” and told a, EIR journalist that he had collaborated with MI6, since he covered both sides of the Central America war.

    By Emmanuel Grenier on Feb 7, 2008

  4. Emmanual,

    I don’t consider those points particularly damaging to our “honest abe capitalist” case:

    1) We don’t care who Ambrose has worked with; we look purely at the content of his writings.

    2) Some people consider capitalists “right wing” automatically. We think the deeper truth is that true right-wing fascist-types often co-opt capitalist terminology, which is often used in a manner precisely opposite of what it really means.

    3) My dad works for naval research. Oh no! Does that mean I can’t criticize the government? Does it mean I’m a government operative? I most surely am not.

    4) The press corresponds with all kinds of people routinely.

    5) When I travel I always consider it an “anthropological expedition” too. That means actually paying attention to the culture and attempting to learn something.

    6) Even if Pritchard is some kind of intelligence-agency “cutout,” presumably he actually endorses what he writes. But even if not, we list the public persona of Ambrose Evans-Pritchard as our Honest Abe Capitalist. Whatever.

    7) While we don’t think getting a blowjob was the worst of Clinton’s transgressions (and would like to see Bush impeached for much worse), politics is politics. Luckily, playing politics doesn’t disqualify one from being a Good Capitalist.

    By Aaron on Feb 7, 2008

  5. Say what you will about Ambrose, he called the oil speculation bubble on 27 May 2008 within 24 hours.

    Those of us who read him took his advice and profited hugely. The man has contacts. He does his footwork.

    Respect his opinion.

    By Hordac the Refuser on May 29, 2008

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