Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
"Foes of the American Civil Liberties Union believe it has veered off to the left; friends argue that friends should not criticize a beleaguered champion of the freedom of speech. But only those who keep close tabs realize that the ACLU has gone silly... The ACLU trivializes rights and adds to litigiousness when it pursues many of these cases. Our liberties would be better protected if the ACLU would focus its zeal where it matters, rather than on drummed up, far out, or indefensible cases."
Experts 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:
Professor, George Washington University, 1980-present
Visiting Scholar in Sociology, Harvard University, 1996
Founder and Director, The Communitarian Network, 1990
Thomas Henry Carroll Ford Foundation Professorship (Visiting Professor), Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University, 1987-1989
Professor, Columbia University, 1959-1980
Senior Adviser to Richard Harden, Special Assistant to the President, the White House, 1979-1980