|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1902|
Minsk City District, Belarus
|Death: ||Jun. 5, 1992|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Max Lerner was a sociologist and a journalist known for a controversial syndicated column debuting in 1949 in the New York Post which eventually became a book titled "The Unfinished Country" consisting of a collection over 200 daily columns written over a decade earning him a place on the master list of Nixon political opponents.
Lerner also wrote "America as a Civilization: Life and Thought in the United States Today" (1957) which was a staunch opponent of discrimination against African-Americans and denounced the wartime internment of Japanese Americans.
Lerner was the Editor of The Nation from 1936-38
Lerner was a considered a liberal, however, in later years he was seen as a neo-conservative due to expressing support for the Ronald Reagan administration.
His book "Wrestling with the Angel" dealt with his long term illness.
His cause of death is unspecific..
He also wrote:
It Is Later Than You Think (1938)
Ideas Are Weapons: The History & Uses of Ideas (1939)
The Age of Overkill (1962)
Executive Summary: Ideas are Weapons
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