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.









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




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 on September 12, 2011


Our Dance With Europe

Published in National Review Online on August 8, 2011



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



The Acronym That Ate Health Care

Published in National Review on May 16, 2011



IPAB, Obama, and Socialism

Published in National Review Online on April 18, 2011



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 on March 7, 2011


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 on February 15, 2011



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




Not Without a Fight

Published in New Criterion: Free Speech in an Age of Jihad on April 10, 2008


True Believer

Published in National Review, Vol. LX, No. 12 on June 23, 2008


No Liberation

Published in National Review Online on June 2, 2008


Inside Obama's Acorn

Published in National Review Online on May 29, 2008


Left in Church

Published in National Review Online on May 20, 2008






Following the Foreign Money

Published in National Review Online on March 26, 2008



Taking Down the NIE

Published in National Review Online on February 7, 2008


Original Sin

Published in National Review Online on January 30, 2008


Tribal Tension in Kenya

Published in National Review Online on January 24, 2008


After Bhutto

Published in National Review Online on December 28, 2007


Taking Sides on Title VI

Published in National Review Online on December 12, 2007


Democracy Myth

Published in National Review Online on November 26, 2007


The Best We Can Expect?

Published in National Review Online on November 19, 2007


Nukes First

Published in National Review Online on November 16, 2007



Al-Qaedastan

Published in National Review Online on November 5, 2007


Raid Revelation

Published in National Review Online on October 23, 2007


Deterrence Lost

Published in National Review Online on October 15, 2007