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John R. MacArthur
This article is about American journalist John R. MacArthur. For other people named John MacArthur, please see John MacArthur (disambiguation)
John R. MacArthur, born June 4, 1956, in New York City. Grew up in Winnetka, Illinois, and graduated in 1978 from Columbia College with a B.A. in history. He was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal (1977), the Washington Star (1978), Bergen Record (1978-1979), Chicago Sun-Times (1979-1982), and an assistant foreign editor at United Press International (1982). He became president and publisher of Harper's Magazine in 1983. In 1993 he received the Mencken Award for best editorial/op-ed column for his New York Times expose of "Nayirah," the Kuwaiti diplomat's daughter who helped fake the Iraqi baby-incubator atrocity.
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