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Fred Siegel

Fred Siegel

Fred Siegel is the Scholar in Residence at St. Francis College in Brooklyn and an editor at City Journal.

Journalists bored with Hillary Clinton’s seemingly certain anointment as the Democratic nominee finally have what they’ve been anticipating. After two terrible weeks for Hillary Clinton,...

The New York Times recently ran a lead Sunday Magazine article on the “The New Gilded Age.” The article tastefully failed to note that...

Director Jonathan Demme’s documentary on Jimmy Carter—Jimmy Carter Man from Plains—has been drawing dozens of the former President's devotees to the theaters. The film couldn’t...

Fred Siegel, a regular contributor to contentions and the author of Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York, and the Genius of American Life (2005),...

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s silver-tongued performance at the October 18 Values Voters forum in Washington, DC, together with his rising poll numbers in Iowa...

Michael Bloomberg has been a PR genius as New York’s chief executive. The press, as in a Time magazine story, has been known to swoon...

Broadly speaking, the political mood of the public can be gauged in terms of its shifting calculation of risk and reward. If, as in the...

As mayor, Rudy Giuliani endeared himself to conservatives around the country, as much for his enemies as for his accomplishments. When Giuliani attacked...

Washington Post columnist and Georgetown professor E. J. Dionne has written a thoughtful essay for the Chronicle of Higher Education on what he calls “The...

John Edwards’s vision of American economic suffering is neatly summed up in this quote, from 2004 campaign: Today, under George W. Bush, there are two Americas,...

Washington Post columnist David Broder wrote on Sunday about the strengths of an independent ticket for 2008 with Michael Bloomberg as the presidential and...

A front runner in a presidential campaign, such as Rudy Giuliani, has to expect robust attacks. Fred Thompson and Mitt Romney have criticized strongly his...