|Birth||7 December 1957, Oxford, United Kingdom|
Ambrose Evans-Pritchard (born 7 December 1957) is the international business editor of the Daily Telegraph.
Evans-Pritchard was born in Oxford. His father was 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, and La Sorbonne.
For thirty years, Evans-Pritchard has "covered world politics and economics" for the Telegraph, "based in Europe, the US, and Latin America".
In the mid-1980s, was Washington correspondent for London's Spectator in the mid-1980s. He was a correspondent for The Economist on Central America. In 1991, he bagan working at the Daily Telegraph. He served as Sunday Telegraph's Washington, D.C. bureau chief from the early 1990s until 1997. In the early 1990s until 1997, he was the Sunday Telegraph's Washington, D.C. bureau chief. He was the Telegraph's Europe correspondent in Brussels from 1999 to 2004. He has been at the Telegraph for over thirty years. In 2020, Evans-Pritchard, described as a "key pundit", and a "leading economic and business commentator" was "among the first to warn about the sheer scale of the economic impact of the corona virus. Evans-Pritchard said that the Chinese authorities were faced with "trying to control the outbreak while also becoming increasingly aware that the economic cost is reaching a point where they may no longer be able to control or manage the markets." As a long-time opponent of austerity policies in southern Europe and critic of monetary union, he strongly defended quantitative easing policies in the developed world.
The Secret Life of Bill Clinton
He is the author of a 1997 biography of Bill Clinton, entitled The Secret Life of Bill Clinton: The Unreported Stories which was published by conservative publishing firm Regnery Publishing. One 1997 Salon revue, said that Evans-Pritchard wrote about the Oklahoma City bombing conspiracy theory—that the Oklahoma City bombing was a sting operation by the FBI that went horribly wrong. The theory claimed that ATF agents were warned against reporting to work in the Murrah Building the morning of the attack, and that the Justice Department subsequently engaged in a cover-up. While working as the Telegraph Washington correspondent, his reports about President Bill Clinton, the 1993 death of Vincent Foster, and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing were considered to be controversial and often attracted the ire of the Clinton administration. When he left Washington, a White House aide was quoted in George saying, "That's another British invasion we're glad is over. The guy was nothing but a pain in the ass". His efforts in ferreting out the witness, Patrick Knowlton, whose last name had been spelled "Nolton" in the Park Police report on Foster's death, resulted eventually in a lawsuit by Knowlton against the FBI and the inclusion of Knowlton's lawyer's letter as an appendix to Kenneth Starr's report on Foster's death. In his book, Evans-Pritchard responded vigorously to White House charges against him.
In the media
In a 19 February 2009 article in The Economist, Evans-Pritchard was described as a modern day Cassandra—in reference to the epicle figure in Greek mythology whose accurate prophecies were not believed.