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Abigail Thernstrom, PhD Biography

Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute in New York
None Found to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"

No position found as of July 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Individuals with PhDs and JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the ACLU. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the ACLU.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute in New York
  • Member, Massachusetts State Board of Education
  • Vice-Chair, US Commission on Civil Rights
  • Recipient, American Bar Association’s Certificate of Merit, and Anisfield-Wolf prize for the best book on race and ethnicity
  • PhD, Department of Government, Harvard University, 1975
  • Writes frequently for a variety of journals and newspapers, including The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Public Interest
  • Appeared on Fox News Sunday, Good Morning America, and This Week with George Stephanopoulos
Quoted in:
  1. Is the Voting Rights Act Still Necessary?