Herbert London

Herbert London is the former president of the Hudson Institute and frequent columnist for the Washington Times.

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  • The God That Lives
    March 1998

    The God That Lives

    For the academic deconstructing a text or engaging in semiotics, there is no truth to discover, only social and cultural practice. His remarkable flexibility in this respect invites lies and the projection of raw power.

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  • Parietals Then and Now
    September 1997

    Parietals Then and Now

    As a Columbia University undergraduate in 1956, I resided in Hartley Hall, a stately building on the Morningside campus. During my orientation week I was introduced to my floor counselor who said in an unambiguous way that hijinks would not be permitted on his watch.

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  • The Stupid Country
    December 1996

    The Stupid Country

    According to a recent Roper poll, only 13 percent of the college graduating class of '96 could pass a simple quiz on material suitable for elementary school students. Ninety-two percent of those taking this quiz failed to identify the author or the document that is the source of the phrase, "Government of the people, by the people, for the people."

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  • Decline and Fall
    June 1996

    Decline and Fall

    When Woodrow Wilson left his position as president of Princeton University to run for governor of New Jersey, a reporter asked him why he would voluntarily give up his prestigious position for a life of public service.

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  • January 1996

    Kiddy Lit for the 90's

    Children's books used to relate tales of heroes and villains. They presented a Manichaean world in which good triumphed over evil. Children might be scared, but they were assured that the forces of light could easily be distinguished from the forces of evil.

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  • September 1995

    Under Fire

    If one reads through the pompous prof-speak in this committee report, it is clear what the Connecticut Advisory Committee is proposing: faculty members should not be permitted to resist the multicultural agenda.

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  • September 1994

    Student Radical Activity

    What a college needs is an administration capable of asserting and defending the principles on which the academy rests. Anything less weakens the foundation of a structure already eroded and sets the stage for the thoroughgoing radicalization of higher education.

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  • An Inelegant Place

    Vancouver was a stately if inelegant place when I last visited it 26 years ago. The harbor was a breathtaking sight, although the downtown area was rundown and the architecture undistinguished.

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  • October 1993

    Public Trust Doctrine

    Public trust doctrine is the latest rage among law professors with a radical agenda. It challenges private ownership of natural resources and believes the state has the right to claim title to those resources in the name of the people.

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  • September 1993

    A New Champion

    Political correctness has found a new champion on our college campuses. Professor Betty Jean Craige of the University of Georgia argued in the Chronicle of Higher Education last January that truth has not been subordinated to political goals in American higher education; students today simply "examine critically long-standing 'truths' about race, gender, and our civilization's past."

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  • July 1993

    Life as Pathology

    The tumultuous events at the New York Post over the last few months serve as a perfect metaphor for New York. This oldest daily in the United States, established by Alexander Hamilton, is (as I write) fighting for its life amid courtroom recriminations over its ownership and purported losses of $1.5 million a week.

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  • August 1989

    "Affirmative Action Curriculum" Returns

    The "Affirmative Action curriculum" returns east: T. Edward Hollander, New Jersey's higher education chancellor, has argued that college teachers should "rethink what they teach and . . . seek ways of bridging the gaps between their areas of expertise and the diverse student populations in New Jersey colleges and universities."

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  • Ideological Ardor

    Laurie A. Recht, a legal secretary in New York, received encomiums from the press and various and sundry others for endorsing the court-ordered plan for integrated housing in Yonkers last year.

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  • August 1988

    Staging A Takeover

    Four black students, representing the Union of African Student Organizations, staged a "takeover" at a recent Rutgers University conference on race relations. They grabbed the microphone and proceeded to criticize the audience for its thoughtlessness in not having invited them.

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  • Rewriting History

    Cry Freedom, the Richard Attenborough film, is yet another attempt to rewrite recent history using a prism of liberal shibboleths and the civil rights experience in the United States from which to make judgments.

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  • Under Attack

    Western civilization is under attack at American colleges and universities. The most publicized series of incidents is the willingness of the Stanford University faculty to introduce a replacement for Western civilization that includes equal time for minority contributions and women authors.

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  • February 1988

    The New Age in Copenhagen

    For centuries philosophers have grappled with the question of how society should be organized. The overarching issues involve the maintenance of order and the distribution of political power.

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  • January 1987

    An Executive Fights Back

    During the well-publicized oil crisis of the I970's, populists looking for an easy answer to the problem of excruciatingly long lines at gas stations reflexively blamed the big oil companies.

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  • June 1986

    Walden Pond Socialists

    Nietzsche's comment that "the enemy of truth is not lies but convictions" comes to mind while reading An Environmental Agenda for the Future, a collection of statements by leaders of major environmental organizers.

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  • February 1986

    The Luddite as Messiah

    Jeremy Rifkin declares himself a heretic in this book, but he is more accurately described as a Cassandra and not a Huss or a Bruno.

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