A Material Agenda for a New GOP

A Material Agenda for a New GOP The Democrats’ pivot to identity politics presents an opportunity for Republicans on economics. TheAmericanConservativeOnline, George Liebmann Aug 31, 2022 12:01 AM For half a century, “civil rights” organizations and the Democratic Party have worked hard at creating coalitions of the disaffected, ‘slicing and dicing’ the electorate along lines […]

Utopia U.

Politics Foreign Affairs Culture Login Menu The American Conservative Logo search Donate Become a Member CULTURE Utopia U. A brief outline of the university as it might be, and has been at times before. George Liebmann Jul 15, 2022,TheAmericanConservativeOnline 1:00 PM The university is an elitist institution, intended to be the capstone of the public […]

One Root of Cancel Culture Can Be Found in How We Teach History

Chroniclesonline,March 10, 2022 One Root of Cancel Culture Can Be Found in How We Teach History By George W. Liebmann 4 ¼ min Ours is an age in which, when one thinks of undergraduates, one thinks of cancel culture. This was on full display recently when students at the University of North Texas shut down […]

How Biden Should Choose A New Justice

How Biden Should Choose A New Justice We want on the bench persons aware of “the crooked timber of humanity,” not dependable ideologues. FEBRUARY 3, 2022|12:01 AM, TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN The Biden administration’s promise about the identity of its forthcoming Supreme Court nominee shows disbelief in Justice Felix Frankfurter’s proposition that “as judges, we are […]

Letter Overstates Education Rights

Baltimore Sun, January 24,2022 Letter overstates education rights As a friend and admirer of Judge Joseph H.H. Kaplan, I regret that his death should have provided an occasion for special pleading by two education activists, Bebe Verdery and Kalman Hettleman, who know better (“Recalling Judge Kaplan’s big impact on public schools,” Jan. 11). While Judge […]

An Education Agenda For Goernor Youngkin

An Education Agenda For Gov. Youngkin These reforms would ensure that each public school is a true community school, not a bureaucratic outpost hostile to parents’ opinions or community input. TheAmericanConservativeOnline,JANUARY 13, 2022|1:00 PM GEORGE LIEBMANN Most analyses of the Virginia gubernatorial election conclude it turned on Terry McAuliffe’s denial of parental rights and the […]

Last Stand of the Court Packers

Last Stand Of The Court Packers The nation’s political centralizers find themselves distressed in an age in which there is increasing demand for decentralization. JANUARY 4, 2022|TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN The hysteria of such as E.J. Dionne, Linda Greenhouse, and Laurence Tribe about an assertedly partisan and conservative Supreme Court is amusing to observe. I recall […]

Book Announcement- Vox Clamantis In Deserto

VOX CLAMANTIS IN DESERTO by George W. Liebmann This is a collection of 110 short ‘op-ed’ articles written over a 25-year period encompassing the unfortunate Clinton, Bush Jr., Obama and Trump administrations; included are a few longer pieces on welfare, reapportionment, Palestine, and civil rights ‘consent decrees.’ This collection is followed by book reviews of […]

The Decline of a Polity: Maryland 1960-2020

The Decline Of A Polity: Maryland 1960-2020 Well-intentioned democratization reforms wreaked havoc on the small state. JULY 7, 2021|12:01 AM,TheAmericanConservativeOnline GEORGE LIEBMANN The last 60 years have seen drastic changes in Maryland government. Many may feel that these changes are egalitarian and for the better. But even from the point of view of social or […]

Joe Biden: An American Mitterand?

Joe Biden: An American Mitterrand? The president may want to try to be, but he’ll be hindered by his party and his personnel. JULY 5, 2021|12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN,TheAmericanConservativeOnline The career of Francois Mitterrand has bemused many biographers. A political chameleon, he was noted for his progress from a functionary of Vichy France and at […]