It’s Time to Wield Antitrust Against The Publishing Industry

The industry’s concentration doesn’t just have economic costs. It’s a disaster for our culture and it needs to be fought. DECEMBER 1, 2001,Theamericanconservative.com GEORGE LIEBMANN The proposed acquisition of Simon & Schuster by the international media conglomerate Bertelsmann, treated as a foregone conclusion by most of the press, strikingly reveals the limitations of the “consumer […]

The Taliban Come to America, Disguised as Philanthropoids

Political foundations seek to “re-imagine” America’s monuments. A new Reece Committee is needed to stop them. The American Conservative NOVEMBER 20, 2020 GEORGE LIEBMANN Only the unobservant will be startled by the recent announcement by the Mellon Foundation of its appropriation of $250 million for a “Monuments Project: Building the Commemorative Landscape for the 21st […]

Two Little Words

The American Conservative 2020 Presidential Symposium George Liebmann Means are more important than ends in the politics of free countries. As a bookseller’s son I had no difficulty in the last election in deciding that I would not vote for Donald Trump. I supported Johnson. Trump identified concerns: opposing “liberal imperialism” and its attendant refugee […]

What Affirmative Action Should Look Like

• Subscribe • Special Issue • Kindle Edition DONATE What Affirmative Action Should Look Like As the issue returns to the Supreme Court, it’s worth considering policies that might actually benefit capable but disadvantaged students. (By michaeljung/Shutterstock) OCTOBER 7, 2020 | 12:01 AM GEORGE LIEBMANN The New York Times, mingling its editorial and news pages […]

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 […]

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 […]

Policy Changes Sparked by the Coronavirus Epidemic

Policy Changes that Have Been Sparked by the Coronavirus Pandemic Townhall Columnists George Liebmann OPINION May 23, 2020 As Americans suffer the coronavirus pandemic, the economy is in a precarious state and unemployment has reached levels not seen since the Great Depression. It is a time to reconsider some policies relating to taxation and labor […]

Youth and the Virus Crisis

Click here for the accessible version SEARCH Search Input (Press cntl+alt+a to switch to accessible mode) george.liebmann2@verizon.net Sign Out  Options Wed, Mar 18, 2020 7:33 pm Youth and the Virus Crisis by George Liebmann No one can enjoy the spectacle of an antique and floundering President, being overborne by public health events. Nor can one be […]

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 […]

Thornton Revisited

Thornton Revisited? by George W. Liebmann   Baltimore Sun,  July 6, 2016 A Commission under the chairmanship of former University of Maryland Chancellor William Kirwan has been studying the ‘adequacy’ of financing of Maryland’s K-12 education system. Creation of the commission was provided for in 2002 ; it is carefully composed of only two designees […]