Allan Brownfeld


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Allan C. Brownfeld received his B.A. degree from the College of William and Mary, his J.D. degree from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law of the College of William and Mary and his M.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland. He has served on the faculties of St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Alexandria, Virginia, and the University College of the University of Maryland.

The recipient of a Wall Street Journal Foundation Award, Mr. Brownfeld has written for such newspapers as THE HOUSTON PRESS, THE RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH, THE WASHINGTON EVENING STAR and THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER. For many years he wrote three columns a week for such newspapers as THE PHOENIX GAZETTE, THE MANCHESTER UNION LEADER, and THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. His weekly column appeared for more than a decade in ROLL CALL, the newspaper of Capitol Hill. His articles have appeared in such journals as THE YALE REVIEW, THE TEXAS QUARTERLY, THE NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW, ORBIS and MODERN AGE.

Mr. Brownfeld served as a member of the staff of the U.S. Senate Internal Security Subcommittee and was the author of that committee's 250-page study of the New Left. He has also served as Assistant to the Research Director of the House Republican Conference and as a consultant to such members of Congress as Reps. Phil Crane (R-Il) and Jack Kemp (R-NY) and to the Vice President of the United States.

He is a former editor of THE NEW GUARD and PRIVATE PRACTICE, the journal of the Congress of County Medical Societies and has served as a Contributing Editor AMERICA'S FUTURE and HUMAN EVENTS. He served as Washington correspondent for the London-based publications, JANE'S ISLAMIC AFFAIRS ANALYST and JANE'S TERRORISM REPORT. His articles regularly appear in newspapers and magazines in England, South Africa, Sweden, the Netherlands and other countries.

Mr. Brownfeld has been the recipient of five George Washington Honor Medals from Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, where he was a regular lecturer for many years. He has also been a regular lecturer at the U.S. Air Force Special Operations School in Eglin, Florida, and for the Close-Up program for high school students in Washington, D.C.

He is the author of five books: "Hung Up On Freedom" (l969), "The New Left" (l978), "Dossier On Douglas" (l970), co-author with J.A. Parker of "What The Negro Can Do About Crime" (l974), co-author with J. Michael Waller of "The Revolution Lobby" (l984).

Mr. Brownfeld served as associate editor of the AIM REPORT, published by Accuracy in Media, and serves as associate editor of THE LINCOLN REVIEW, published by the Lincoln Institute for Education and Research. He is also editor of ISSUES, a quarterly journal and writes a regular column for THE WASHINGTON REPORT ON MIDDLE EAST AFFAIRS. He is a Contributing editor of THE ST. CROIX REVIEW.

In l980, he served as a member of President Ronald Reagan's transition team at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and wrote that group's report of policy recommendations.

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Links to some of Allan C. Brownfeld articles:
AIPAC’s Influence Continues to Wane

Non-Jewish Immigrants Forcing Israel to Choose Between Being a “Jewish” State and a Democracy

Israel Shahak (1933-2001): A prophetic voice stilled

Are There Any Limits on Bad Behavior? at:
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The Conservative Curmudgeon:

• November 21, 2014 – Going To War Without Congress: Is It Legal? And Why Doesn't Congress Seem To Mind?

• October 17, 2014 – One Congressional Achievement: Legalizing What Used To Be Viewed As Corruption

• October 8, 2014 – Heading Toward a War in the Mideast That We Can Ill Afford: Without An Apparent Strategy or Congressional Authorization

• August 18, 2014 – Tragic Incident in Missouri Does Not Demonstrate That America is a “Racist” Society

• August 1, 2014 – Is It Too Much To Ask The President to Faithfully Execute the Laws?

• July 16, 2014 – A New Look At The Declaration of Independence

• July 3, 2014 – The Continuing Growth of Executive Power Is a Threat to Representative Government

• May 9, 2014 – Supreme Court Decision Reaffirms Religion’s Role in American Life

• May 6, 2014 – Russell Kirk’s “Conservative Mind” at 60

• March 11, 2014 – Do Members Of Congress Read The Bills They Pass —  Often Over 1,000 Pages Long?

• November 14, 2013 – Christianity Is Under Attack in the Middle East — and Few in the West Seem To Care

• September 20, 2013 – When Government Lies to the People, the Fabric of Representative Democracy Itself Is the Victim

• September 10, 2013 – Two Key Questions Concerning Syria: What Is To Be Done, and Who Is To Decide?

• September 3, 2013 – The State of Race Relations 50 Years After the March on Washington

• August 7, 2013 – Detroit's Bankruptcy Should Focus Attention on Unfunded Public Pensions Nationwide

• July 30, 2013 – The Death of Trayvon Martin Has Unleashed  A Wave of Demogoguery That Must Be Answered

• January 15, 2013 – The Neo-Conservative Assault on Chuck Hagel:  The Politics of Character Assassination

• January 5, 2013 – Reconsidering the Massive U.S. Aid to Israel: Has it become an impediment to peace?

• December 3, 2012 – A Look at Late 20th Century America from a Perceptive and Talented Observer

• November 19, 2012 – Does Free Speech End Where Religious Speech Begins?

• November 14, 2012 – Thanksgiving: A Time to Reflect on America’s Uniqueness

• October 30, 2012 – The 50th Anniversary of the Integrating of Ole Miss:  A Landmark Toward Improved Race Relations

• October 6, 2012 – Chicago Teacher Strike Reflected a “Public-Be-Damned” Attitude

• September 25, 2012 – What Does an Epidemic of Cheating Tell Us about American Society?

• September 14, 2012 – Freedom of Choice in Education Should Be a Key Issue in the Presidential Campaign

• September 7, 2012 – Americans Do Not Want or Need a Pre-Emptive War against Iran

• August 20, 2012 – Remembering Milton Friedman on the 100th Anniversary of His Birth

• August 14, 2012 – Depression-Era Farm Subsidies Should Be Terminated

• August 13, 2012 – Can a Free Society Endure if the Values Needed to Sustain it Are Not Transmitted?

• August 10, 2012 – Presidential Campaign Needs To Be About What’s Best for America, Not Race

• August 2, 2012 – Honor and Integrity, Once Valued and Transmitted, Are Increasingly Rare Today

• July 23, 2012 – Remembering William Raspberry: A Thoughtful Voice in Troubled Times

• July 19, 2012 – The Strange Campaign to Secure the Release of Convicted Spy, Jonathan Pollard

• July 12, 2012 – Excessive Public Pensions Are Bankrupting Many States

• July 5, 2012 – Out-of-Control Executive Threatens Representative Government

• June 12, 2012 – Democrats and Republicans are Co-Conspirators in Back Room Deals and Government Cronyism

• February 9, 2010 – Violence Illustrates Need for Repeat Criminals to Serve Full Sentences

• January 27, 2010 – Deficit Soars while Bipartisan Earmarks Continue Unabated

• January 12, 2010 – The Role of Neoconservatives — and Israel’s Right Wing — in the War in Iraq

• December 29, 2009 – Complex Factors, Not Race, Account for Achievement Gap in Schools

• December 15, 2009 – Examining the Real Causes of Gang Violence in Chicago and Other Cities

• December 10, 2009 – The Largely Untold Story: Rescuing Jews in Mussolini’s Italy

• November 11, 2009 – U.S. Still Searching for Post-Cold War Role

• October 27, 2009 – White vs. Black Racism: Time To End the Double Standard

• October 15, 2009 – Nation-Building in Afghanistan: A War of Necessity or Choice?

• September 23, 2009 – Political Correctness: A Growing Threat to Free Speech

• September 17, 2009 – Which Side Is Big Business Really On?

• September 9, 2009 – Rep. Jefferson’s Freezer: Only the Tip of the Iceberg of Congressional Corruption

• September 3, 2009 – Cash for Clunkers: A Dangerous Precedent

• August 18, 2009 – What Will Rationed Health Care Mean for Elderly and Disabled Persons?

• August 10, 2009 – Celebrating a Black Conservative Who Has Always Put Country above Color

• August 4, 2009 – Atheists Misread the Role of Religion in American Society

• July 28, 2009 – Supreme Court: Teaching in English Benefits Immigrants

• July 21, 2009 – Confronting the Myth of Borrowing Our Way to Solvency

• July 7, 2009 – Crusade for Reparations for Slavery Misreads History

• July 1, 2009 – Selfish Political Class Fuels Deficits and Bailouts

• June 23, 2009 – The Sotomayor Nomination: Last Gasp for Identity Politics?

• June 16, 2009 – The Last Thing We Need Is a Preemptive War Against Iran

• June 2, 2009 – Republicans Still Don’t Understand Their Decline

• May 26, 2009 – Toward a Genuinely Color-Blind Society?

• May 5, 2009 – Reflections on Visiting a U.S. Military Cemetery Abroad:  The Uniqueness of America and the Dangers of Going to War Precipitously

• April 30, 2009 – A Realistic Look at the U.S. Defense Budget — and America’s World Role

• April 16, 2009 – President Obama: The “Education” President Who Opposes Educational Choice?

• April 2, 2009 – Confronting an Unresolved Act of Radical Violence: The 1970 San Francisco Police Station Bombing

• March 26, 2009 – The NAACP at l00: Where Does It Go From Here?

• March 19, 2009 – Are There Any Limits on Bad Behavior?

• March 10, 2009 – Eric Holder’s America: A Different Land

• March 3, 2009 – Democracy and Labor Unions: A Challenge to President Obama’s Commitment to Change

• February 18, 2009 – Change: Easier to Talk About Than Achieve

• January 19, 2009 – Can Obama’s Victory Move Us Toward a Common Vision for the Future?

• January 8, 2009 – Pay-for-Play in Illinois and Business as Usual in Washington:  How Different Are They?

• December 26, 2008 – Ignorance of Religious Traditions Accompanies America’s Ethical Decline

• December 17, 2008 – In Search of a Principle to Justify Massive Bailouts

• November 25, 2008 – Ending Racial Preferences: The Michigan Story

• November 18, 2008 – Conservatism Not Defeated in November Election

• November 4, 2008 – Economic Crisis Shows Capitalism Not An End in Itself

• October 30, 2008 – AIPAC Does Not Speak for American Jews

• October 14, 2008 – Re-examining Booker T. Washington: Black America’s Prophetic Leader

• October 2, 2008 – Chicago Faculty Opposes Private Institute Honoring Milton Friedman

• September 25, 2008 – Murdered by Mumia: The Elite’s Crusade on Behalf of a Convicted Cop-Killer

• August 26, 2008 –What Would the Founding Fathers Think About the Explosive Growth of Government Power?

• August 12, 2008 –Subsidizing Ethanol: The Unintended Consequences of Market Interference

• July 22, 2008 –Ghetto Mindset: Harmful to Urban Communities and American Society

• July 2, 2008 –The Great Terror at 40: Remembering the Elites' Enchantment with Communism

• June 17, 2008 – Surging Violence, Declining Family Life

• May 29, 2008 – Congressional Ethics and Big Government:  As One Grows, The Other Declines

• May 15, 2008 – An Examination of the Long Tradition of Conservative Thought in the Black Community

• May 9, 2008 – Lobbyists: An Increasingly Influential Fourth Branch of Government

• May 2, 2008 – Foreign Policy Differences between Neoconservatives and Conservatives

• April 25, 2008 – Where Does American Conservatism Go From Here?

• April 18, 2008 – Clarence Thomas' MY GRANDFATHER'S SON — Story of an Extraordinary American Life

• April 11, 2008 – Debate on Rev. Wright Ignores Dramatic Gains by Black Community

• April 2, 2008 – The Failure to Teach U.S. History — A Threat to The Future of Our Free Society

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