Stanley Kurtz

Senior Fellow

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).

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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, and has co-authored model campus free speech legislation adopted by several states.

Mr. Kurtz’s latest book, The Lost History of Western Civilization (National Association of Scholars), offers both a critique of deconstructionist history and a new way of looking at America’s cultural conflicts. (A free pdf of the book can be downloaded here.)

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.

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Defeat in Victory

Stanley Kurtz

Don’t take it from me. Listen to the liberal San Francisco Chronicle: Kennedy is “among the craftiest lawmakers in the…

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National Review Online / May 24, 2007

Reeducation Camp

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Why do people see campus “political correctness” so differently? Conservatives know it’s a problem. Even some on the Left recognize…

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National Review Online / May 23, 2007

Title Bout

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In the fall of 2001, Middle East scholar Martin Kramer published Ivory Towers on Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern…

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National Review Online / April 2, 2007

Assimilation Studies, Part II

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**This is the second part of a two-part essay. Click here to read the first part.** The practice of cousin…

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National Review Online / March 22, 2007

Assimilation Studies

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A preference for marriage with cousins characterizes large sections of the Muslim world. In two previous pieces, “Marriage and the…

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National Review Online / March 21, 2007

The Enemy D'Souza Knows

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**Over the course of four days this week, Dinesh D’Souza has been responding at NRO to conservative critics of his…

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Marriage and the Terror War

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Why is the United States engaged in a war against Islamic terrorists? The Left blames the war on American foreign…

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National Review Online / February 15, 2007

Marriage and the Terror War, Part II

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Part I of this essay is available here. For the greater part of human history, almost every society has been…

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National Review Online / February 16, 2007

War of Cultures

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It’s a cold day in May when I think someone is exaggerating the significance of America’s culture war. Usually the…

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National Review Online / February 14, 2007

Angry Talk

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So the Democrats won the election. Is there any less anger in our politics for that? Not as far as…

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National Review Online / January 2, 2007

Back to Burke and Tocqueville

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Try this on for size: “On the scheme of this barbarous philosophy, which is the offspring of cold hearts and…

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National Review Online / December 6, 2006

More Blame Game

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I’ve claimed that our problems in Iraq are due to mistakes and misjudgements by the president, but also to America’s…

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National Review Online / December 4, 2006