Midge Decter is an American journalist and author. She was Assistant Editor at Midstream. Later she was the executive editor of Harper’s under Willie Morris. She then began working in publishing as an editor at Basic Books and Legacy Books. Her writing has been published in Commentary, First Things, The Atlantic, National Review, The New Republic, The Weekly Standard, and the American Spectator.
Decter is the former co-chair of the Committee for the Free World. She is also a founder of the Independent Women’s Forum, and was founding treasurer for the Northcote Parkinson Fund. She is a member of the board of trustees for the Heritage Foundation. She is a board member of the Center for Security Policy and the Clare Boothe Luce Fund. She is also a member of the Philadelphia Society and she was, for a time, its president. In 2008, Midge Decter received the Truman-Reagan Medal of Freedom.