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.


Bad History Is Killing Us

Published in National Review Online on June 14, 2016







Ted Cruz Can Win It All

Published in National Review Online on March 10, 2016


Against Defeatism, Against Trump

Published in National Review Online on January 22, 2016


How Obama Stole Dubuque

Published in National Review Online on January 13, 2016





The Next Great Education Debate

Published in Washington Post on September 11, 2015













Democrat Divinity Schools

Published in National Review Online on April 13, 2015







Testimony Before the Georgia State Legislature On AP U.S. History

Published in Testimony on February 18, 2015


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


Racist Telephone Poles

Published in National Review Online on October 21, 2014






Déjà Two

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









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