Stanley Kurtz

Stanley Kurtz

Senior Fellow

Contact: skurtz@eppc.org

Stanley Kurtz is a Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. On a wide range of issues, from K-12 and higher education reform, to the challenges of democratization abroad, to urban-suburban policies, to the shaping of the American left’s agenda, Mr. Kurtz is a key contributor to American public debates. Mr. Kurtz has written on these and other issues for various journals, particularly National Review Online (where he is a contributing editor).

Mr. Kurtz has published two influential books on President Obama’s political history and policy agenda: Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism (Threshold) and Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities (Sentinel). He has also led the campaign to reform federal subsidies to academic programs of “area studies” under Title VI of the Higher Education Act.

Mr. Kurtz received his undergraduate degree from Haverford College and his Ph.D. in social anthropology from Harvard University. He later taught at Harvard, winning several teaching awards for his work in a Great Books Program. He was also Dewey Prize Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Chicago.

PUBLICATIONS


I Dare You to Impeach Me

Published in National Review Online on November 21, 2014

A Hard Left for High-School History

Published in National Review on October 30, 2014

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Racist Telephone Poles

Published in National Review Online on October 21, 2014

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Déjà Two

Published in Claremont Review of Books - Summer 2014 issue on September 3, 2014

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The Wannabe Oppressed

Published in National Review Online on October 16, 2013

Divestment du Jour

Published in National Review on October 14, 2013

The Radicalism of Bill de Blasio

Published in National Review Online on September 23, 2013

Theory of Evolution

Published in Claremont Review of Books on September 16, 2013

This Was a Samantha Power Speech

Published in National Review Online on September 10, 2013

The Wrong Red Line

Published in National Review Online on August 28, 2013

What’s the Matter With Vassar?

Published in National Review Online on April 4, 2013

Fossil-Fuel Divestment

Published in National Review Online on March 4, 2013

Obama’s Plan for Ohio

Published in National Review Online on October 8, 2012

Romney’s New Strategy

Published in National Review Online on September 25, 2012

Should the White House Control What Your Kids Learn?

Published in Fox News Opinion on September 7, 2012

How Obama Is Robbing The Suburbs To Pay For The Cities

Published in Forbes.com on August 13, 2012

Obama’s Welfare Free Lunch

Published in National Review Online on August 8, 2012

Burn Down the Suburbs?

Published in National Review Online on August 1, 2012

Perry and the Ponzis

Published in National Review Online

Our Dance With Europe

Published in National Review Online

On Medicare, Go on Offense

Published in National Review Online on June 14, 2011

Pro-Palestinian-in-Chief

Published in National Review Online on May 26, 2011

Israel and Obama’s Radical Past

Published in National Review Online

The Acronym That Ate Health Care

Published in National Review

Bin Laden Dies: The War on Terror Lives

Published in National Review Online

IPAB, Obama, and Socialism

Published in National Review Online

Samantha Power’s Power

Published in National Review Online on April 5, 2011

President Reticent

Published in National Review Online on March 22, 2011

A Frightful Democracy

Published in National Review

Obama's Past Tells the Truth

Published in Ricochet on February 28, 2011

Who’s Polarizing America?

Published in National Review Online on February 18, 2011

Where is Obama Leading Us?

Published in National Review Online

Frances Fox Piven’s Violent Agenda

Published in National Review Online

Obama, Pragmatic Socialist

Published in National Review Online on December 21, 2010

David Frum’s Wrong Direction

Published in National Review Online on December 9, 2010

David Frum, Speech Policeman

Published in National Review Online on December 6, 2010

Radical-in-Chief

Published in FrontPage Magazine on November 8, 2010

Radical in the White House

Published in National Review Online on October 28, 2010

Obama’s Radical Past

Published in National Review Online on October 12, 2010

UCLA Tests Congress

Published in National Review Online on March 3, 2009

What We Know About Obama

Published in National Review Online on November 3, 2008

Life of the New Party

Published in National Review Online on October 30, 2008

Something New Here

Published in National Review Online on October 20, 2008

Wright 101

Published in National Review Online on October 14, 2008

Spreading the Virus

Published in New York Post on October 13, 2008

Planting Seeds of Disaster

Published in National Review Online on October 7, 2008

O's Dangerous Pals

Published in New York Post on September 29, 2008

Founding Brothers

Published in National Review Online on September 24, 2008

Obama's Challenge

Published in National Review Online on September 23, 2008

Senator Stealth

Published in National Review Vol. LX, No. 16 on September 1, 2008