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Dr. Herbert I. London

Founder (1939-2018)

Herbert I. London

Herbert I. London was the founder and president of the London Center for Policy Research. He founded the Center in 2013, which he guided until his death. He was president of the Hudson Institute from 1997 to 2011. Dr. London was professor emeritus and the former John M. Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University.  And he was responsible for creating the Gallatin School of Individualized Study in 1972 and was its dean until 1992.  This school was organized to promote the study of "great books" and classic texts.  

Herbert London graduated from Columbia University in 1960 and was the recipient of a Ph.D. from New York University in 1966.  

Dr. London was a noted social critic whose work appeared in every major newspaper and journal in the country including such diverse publications as Commentary, National Review, American Spectator, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Washington Times, New York Magazine, New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, Modern Age, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Orbis, Encounter, Forbes, and The New Criterion.  He was the author and editor of thirty books and three plays “My Most Embarrassing Moment”, “A Love That Cannot Speak Its Name” and “Mr. Tin Pan Alley.”

In addition to Dr. London's television program, "Myths that Rule America," he created a 47-part C.B.S. series entitled "The American Character."  He has been a guest lecturer on many major radio and television news programs and at colleges and universities and has appeared as co-host on the popular CNN program, "Crossfire."  He was one of the founders of the National Association of Scholars, the erstwhile editor of Academic Questions and was the Chairman of the organization.  Dr. London was Executive producer of “Rodney King Incident.” He was formerly syndicated by Knight-Ridder and Bridge News.  He was a contributing editor for St. Croix Review, American Arts Quarterly and The American Spectator. Dr. London wrote a monthly newsletter called The London Letter and a nationally syndicated column for King Features.

Dr. London was listed in the Outstanding People of the 21st Century; Directory of Distinguished Americans; Who's Who in Education; Who's Who in the East; Men of Distinction; Who's Who in America, Kingston’s National Registry of Who’s Who, and 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century.  He was a recipient of honorary degrees from the University of Aix-Marseille, 1983 and Grove City College, 1993.  He received a Presidential Citation from N.Y.U., was a recipient of the National Pro-Am Achievement Award, was the 1996 recipient of the Martin Luther King Award from the Congress of Racial Equality for Citizenship Achievement, was the 1997 recipient of the Jacques Maritain Society Award, was the first recipient of the Peter Shaw Award for his exemplary writing on higher education and American intellectual culture, was awarded the Templeton Honor Roll Award in 1997 as one of the nation's exemplary professors. In 2000, he received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, in 2001 the American Jewish Congress Award, and in 2002 the Liberty and Media Award. In 2011, he received the Harbour League’s Founders Award and in 2012 he was given the Jeane Kirkpatrick Academic Freedom Award from the Bradley Foundation.

 In 1989, Dr. London was one of the Republican candidates for Mayor of New York City.  In 1990 he was the Conservative Party Candidate for Governor of New York garnering more votes than any third party candidate in the state's history.  In 1994 he was the Republican Party candidate for New York State Comptroller losing in a close election.

He was on the Board of Trustees for BlackRock Funds, the Board of Advisors for Cerego LLC, the Board of Directors for InnoCentive; the Board of Trustees for the American Council on Science and Health; Chairman of the Board of Governors for Grantham University; Chairman of the Board of the National Association of Scholars; the Editorial Advisory Board for the Edmund Burke Institute; the Board of Directors of the Coalition for a Secure Driver’s License; the Board of Directors of the National Association for Industry-Education Cooperation. He was an advisor to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc., and the Texas Education Review. He was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He formerly served on the Board of Governors at St. John's College, the Board of Overseers at the Center for Naval Analyses, the board of the Hudson Institute and the Board of the American Jewish Congress. He was an affiliated professor at the University of Haifa in Israel.  He was a member of the Union League Club. 

As a result of Dr. London’s remarkable vision and exceptional leadership skills, the London Center for Policy Research has successfully advanced U.S. national interest and enlightened the leaders of our Republic in an effort to ensure that America remains the greatest nation on Earth. His deep understanding of our national fabric and his wish to support the aspirations of the American people have inspired the London Center to become this country's premier "think and do" tank. The entirety of the staff at the Center have made it their objective to carry on Dr. London’s vital work in providing thoughtful solutions to a variety of domestic and foreign-policy challenges.

Books by Herbert London

Education In The Twenty-First Century, editors Herbert London, Arnold Spinner, Danville, Illinois; Interstate Publishers, 1969

Non-White Immigration and the White Australia Policy, Herbert London, Sydney U. Press and N.Y.U. Press, 1970

Fitting In:  Crosswise At Generation Gap, Herbert London, N.Y.: Grosset & Dunlap, 1972

Social Science Theory, Structure and Application, editor Herbert London, N.Y.: N.Y.U. Press, 1975 republished with new introduction by Transaction Publishers, 1989

The Overheated Decade, Herbert London, N.Y.: N.Y.U. Press 1976

The Seventies: Counterfeit Decade, Herbert London, Lanham Md.: University Press of America, 1979

Myths That Rule America, Herbert London and Albert Weeks, Lanham Md.: University Press of America, 1981

Military Doctrine and The American Character: Reflections on Air Land Battle, Herbert London, N.Y. : National Strategy Information Center, 1984

Why Are They Lying To Our Children? Herbert London, N.Y.: Stein & Day, 1984 republished in 2000 by InPrint.com Inc.

Closing The Circle: A Cultural History of The Rock Revolution, Herbert London, Chicago, Illinois: Nelson Hall Publishers, 1984

Armageddon In The Classroom: An Examination of Nuclear Education, Herbert London, Lanham Md.: University Press of America, 1987

A Strategy for Victory Without War, editor Herbert London, Lanham Md.: University Press of America and Hudson, 1989

The Broken Apple: New York City in The 1980’s, Herbert London, New Brunswick N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 1989.

From The Empire State to The Vampire State: New York In A Downward Transition, Herbert London and Edwin Rubenstein, Lanham Md.: University Press of America, 1994

The National Endowments: A Critical Symposium, editors, Lawrence Jarvik, Herbert London, James Cooper, Los Angeles, CA, : Second Thoughts Books, 1995

Strategic Corporate Futures, editor Herbert London, Hudson Institute, Inc., 2000

Decade of Denial: A Snapshot of America in the 1990’s, Lanham Md.: Lexington Books, 2001

Riding The Next Wave: Why This Century will be a Golden Age for Workers, the Environment, and Developing Countries, edited by Thomas Duesterberg and Herbert London, Hudson Institute, 2001 

The Re-emergence of Japan as a Super State, editor Hudson Institute: Tokuma Shoten, 2002

Sidney Hook and His Legacy in the Twentieth Century, editor Herbert London, NYU, Public Policy Series, 2003

A Roadmap for Japan’s Future, Herbert London and Kenneth Weinstein, Tokuma Shoten, 2003

America’s Secular Challenge: The Rise of a New National Religion, New York: Encounter Books, 2008

Decline and Revival in Higher Education, New York: Transaction Publishers, 2010

Diary of A Dean, New York: Hamilton Books, 2010

Reclaim American Liberty: Maryland, University Press of America, 2012

The Transformational Decade: Snapshots of a Decade from 9/11 to the Obama Presidency, New York, University Press of America, 2012

The Sunni Vanguard: Can Egypt, Turkey and Saudi Arabia Survive the New Middle East?, New York, London Center for Policy Research, 2014

The BDS War Against Israel: The Orwellian Campaign to Destroy Israel Through the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement, Jed Babbin and Herbert London, London Center for Policy Research, 2014

The Encyclopedia of Militant Islam, London Center for Policy Research, 2016 

Leading From Behind: The Obama Doctrine and the U.S. Retreat From International Affairs, London Center for Policy Research, 2017

Chapters and Introductions in Various Books

The Philosophy of The Curriculum, editors Sidney Hook, Paul Kurtz, Miro Todorvich, Buffalo, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1975

“Questions of Viability In Nontraditional Education”

Five Ethnic Groups In N.Y. City: A Two Hundred Year Survey, N.Y. City Board of Education, 1977

“The Irish Experience”

Future Trends in Education Policy, editor Jane Newitt, Lexington Mass.; Lexington Books, 1979

Defense Thought 2001, editor Robert DaCosta, N.Y.: Yglesias Publishing Inc. 1983 

 Academic License: The War on Academic Freedom, editor Les Csorba,         Evanston, V.C.A. Books 1988

“The Tenured Left” with Stephen Balch

The New Federalist Paper, edited by J. Jackson Barlow, Dennis Mahoney, John West Jr., Lanham Md.: University Press of America, 1988

“Freedom Reconsidered”

Habits of Mind: An Introduction to The Philosophy of Education, editor, Antonio de Nicolas, N.Y.: Paragon House, 1989


Communism: The Ideology Fades – The Threat Remains, American Educational League, Buena Park, C.A.: Freedom Center, 1991

“End of the Cold War?  The Need for Skepticism”

The American University: How It Runs, Where It Is Going, Jacques Barzun (second edition) Chicago, Illinois: V. of Chicago Press, 1993 


Education for America’s Role In World Affairs, editor John Fonte and Andre Ryerson, Lanham Md.: University Press of America 1994

“Implications of the ‘New Demographics’ and the ‘Information Explosion’ for International Education”

From The Heart, Dale Atkins & Meris Powell, N.Y. Henry Holt, 1994 

“Remember That Passion Is Not Love”

How To Fix Everything: A Prescription For A Dying America, John Jirgal, Salt Lake City, Utah, Northwest Publishing Co. 1995


Masquerade of The Dream Walkers: Prophetic Theology From The Cartesians to Hegel, Atlanta, Ga.: Rodopi Press, 1998


Preparing The 21st Century Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 1998

“Workforce Strategies for The Future”

American Values: Opposing Viewpoints, editor Jennifer Hurley, San Diego, C.A.: Greenhaven Press, 2000

“Popular Culture Is In Decline”

Democracy And The Academy, editor Robert Weissberg, Huntington, N.Y.: Nova Science Publishers, 2000

“Saving The Academy From Itself”

Building A Healthy Culture: Strategies for An American Renaissance, editor Don Eberly, Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2001

“Oasis Strategies”

16. Educating for the Future, in Supercomputing and The Human Endeavor, Los Alamos Nat’l Laboratory, 2001


17. The Righteous of Switzerland: Heroes of The Holocaust, Meir Wagner, NY: KTAV Publishing House, Inc. 2001


18. Detoxifying The Culture, John A. Howard, AmErica House, Baltimore, MD, 2002


19. Foresight, Innovation, and Strategy: Toward a Wiser Future, edited by Cynthia G. Wagner, Bethesda, MD, World Future Society, 2005 

“How Values Shape the Future”

20. The Emerging Chinese Advanced Technology Superstate, Ernest H. Preeg, Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI and Hudson Institute, 2005


21.  The U.N. and Beyond: United Democratic Nations, Hudson Institute 2005


22.  Think Tanks and Policy Advice In the United Nations, James McGann, Routledge Research In American Politics, 2007

“The Hudson Institute”

23.  What America Means To Me, Albert F. Chestone, Dog Ear Publishing, 2009

“Remember 9/11” and “The Meaning-and Demeaning-of Patriotism”

24.  Jews Dream Bigger – Success, Prosperity and The American Dream, Jack Rosen,

       China Press, 2012

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