David Goodhart is a journalist. He founded Prospect, a British current affairs magazine in 1995 and was the editor until 2010, when he became editor-at-large. In December 2011, he was appointed Director of the London-based think tank Demos. As of 2017, he is Head of the Demography, Immigration and Integration Unit at the think tank Policy Exchange. He was a correspondent for the Financial Times for 12 years; for part of the period he was stationed in Germany. He has written for The Times , The Independent and The Guardian, He has presented documentaries for BBC Radio 4‘s Analysis programme on immigration and on Blue Labour. He has written of the influence on his thinking of people like Maurice Glasman, who coined the term “Blue Labour.”
- The Road to Somewhere: The Populist Revolt and the Future of Politics (2017). Goodhart identifies the value divisions in British society that help to explain the Brexit vote and the rise of populism.
- The British Dream: Successes and Failures of Post-war Immigration (2013). Runner up for the Orwell book prize.
Goodhart is one of seven children born to Valerie Forbes Winant (the niece of John Gilbert Winant) and Conservative MP Sir Philip Goodhart. He is a great-great-grandson of Mayer Lehman, co-founder of Lehman Brothers. He was educated at Eton College, and the University of York, where he gained a degree in History and Politics. He has written of being an “old Etonian Marxist” in his late teens and early twentiess.