Fifty Years of Moralistic Rhetoric

The Washington Times Examining fifty years of moralistic rhetoric surrounding America’s civil rights acts Supporters of BLM need to take heed of the lessons preached by the critics of 1968 By George W. Liebmann – – Wednesday, August 19, 2020 It is useful to review what contemporary critics of the 1968 Black and student disturbances […]

Is America Losing Another Generation?

The Washington Times HOMEOPINIONCOMMENTARY With current rioting and protests, is America losing another generation? By George W. Liebmann – – Tuesday, August 4, 2020 After the violence of the late 1960s, there was a bipartisan Thermidor. National drug legislation was initiated, the product of a “bidding war” among Robert Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Nelson Rockefeller. […]

The Secular Case for Abortion Restrictions

The Washington Examiner OPINION The secular case for abortion restrictions by George W. Liebmann | July 27, 2020 12:00 AM Chief Justice John Roberts’s controlling opinion in the recent Louisiana abortion case June Medical has been widely viewed as a setback for opponents of abortion as a constitutional right. But in fact, it paves the […]

The 2015 Baltimore Riots Accomplished Nothing

The Washington Examiner OPINION Reminder: The 2015 Baltimore riots accomplished nothing by George W. Liebmann | July 02, 2020 12:00 AM The precursor to the recent demonstrations, in America and throughout the world, were the Baltimore riots, mostly by young black people, that the nation watched on television in 2015. The immediate cause of the […]

Tracing the epidemic of allegations of sexual misconduct

Tracing the epidemic of allegations of sexual misconduct in today’s United States Regular Joe Biden Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times By George Liebmann – – Sunday, May 17, 2020 ANALYSIS/OPINION: The #MeToo movement, like the flash mobs greeting the Trump administration’s announcement of immigration restrictions, are examples of an “epidemic of ideas” — a […]

Why Not the Best

  Why Not the Best? Washington Times, April 30, 2020 by George W. Liebmann These suggestions regarding the selection of the Democratic Vice Presidential nominee come from what might be considered a suspicious source: a registered Republican.   To be sure, I have been unable to vote for my party’s nominee in the last four Presidential […]

The Unintended Consequences of ‘Mainstreaming’

The Unintended Consequences of Mainstreaming   By George W. Liebmann   Anyone assessing the very appropriate questions posed by the organizers of this symposium should focus on an underappreciated piece of federal legislation: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, passed during the first Bush administration. While the disabilities act for adults was a humane measure […]

Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Robert Bork: Activist Twins

Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Robert Bork: Judicial Activist Twins

Trump Won’t Be the Last President of His Kind

The American Conservative, September 9, 2019   by George Liebmann It is fashionable for Americans and Europeans alike to think of Donald Trump as an aberration—a fluke thrown up by the obtuseness of an insulated ruling class for sponsoring an unattractive candidate like Hillary Clinton. Many believe that once the lessons of Trump are absorbed […]

Book Review: Richard Evans, Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History

Richard J. Evans, Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History (London and Boston: Little, Brown, 2019, 785pp. by George W. Liebmann This is a massive biography of a economic historian whose popular fame rests on his having been made one of 65 Companions of Honour by the Queen while remaining a member of the Communist Party […]