Slideshow: Inside David Frum’s home

The former Bush speechwriter, famous for coining the phrase ‘axis of evil’, has set up his own political forum in his Washington DC backyard

At home in Washington DC with David Frum, who coined the phrase “axis of evil”. From the carriage house where he and his wife, fellow Canadian and conservative columnist Danielle Crittenden, live and run FrumForum, he reveals whether or not he was sacked from the American Enterprise Institute, the leading conservative think tank. He shows Annie Maccoby Berglof around his house and tells her about his mother, the Canadian broadcaster Barbara Frum, whose image appeared on a set of the country’s postage stamps.

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