|Name Patrick Basham|
|Books Diet Nation: Exposing the Obesity Crusade|
Education Carleton University, University of Houston
A GOOD PLACE: Ella Interviews Patrick Basham, Best Selling Author Discusses Democracy
Dr Patrick Basham is an adjunct scholar with the Cato Institute, and the founding Director (in 2006) of the Democracy Institute. Basham was previously the founding director of the Social Affairs Centre at the Canadian Fraser Institute, and formerly Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute. He has published a number of books and contributed articles to a range of major US newspapers.
Basham studied political science at Carleton University, the University of Houston and University of Cambridge, earning B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees respectively.
He contributed to the 2004 book Iraq: Opposing Viewpoints, edited by David Haugen.
In December 2005 Basham wrote an article for the Washington Times which praised the Canadian Conservative Stephen Harper as "pro-free trade, pro-Iraq war, anti-Kyoto and socially conservative". Harper publicly objected, saying that the description "greatly oversimplifies my positions." Harper went on to form a minority government after the January 2006 election.