Herbert I. London


Herbert I. London beloved president and founder of the London Center for Policy Research passed away on November 10, 2018.

He was the former president of the Hudson Institute and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

In addition, he was the former John M. Olin Professor of Humanities at New York University. 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 was a graduate of Columbia University, 1960 and the recipient of a Ph.D. from New York University, 1966.

Dr. London was a noted social critic whose work has appeared in every major newspaper and journal in the country including such diverse publications as CommentaryNational ReviewAmerican SpectatorWall Street JournalFortuneWashington TimesNew York MagazineNew York TimesChristian Science MonitorModern AgeLos Angeles TimesWashington PostOrbisEncounterForbes, and The New Criterion. He was the author and editor of twenty-seven books (see enclosure) 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 was a guest lecturer on many major radio and television news programs and at colleges and universities and had appeared as co-host on the popular CNN program, “Crossfire.” He was the chairman of the National Association of Scholars, and was the erstwhile editor of Academic Questions.

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 ReviewAmerican 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 is listed in the Outstanding People of the 21st CenturyDirectory of Distinguished AmericansWho’s Who in EducationWho’s Who in the EastMen of DistinctionWho’s Who in America, Kingston’s National Registry of Who’s Who, and 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21stCentury. 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. In addition, he 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 and Cybersettle, the Board of Directors for InnoCentive; the Board of Governance for the American Jewish Congress; 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 and the Board of Directors of the National Association for Industry-Education Cooperation.

In addition, he was on the Board of Advisors of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc., the Editorial Advisory Board for the Texas Education Review, and American Arts Quarterly and 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 and the board of the Hudson Institute. He was an affiliated professor at the University of Haifa in Israel and was a member of the Union League Club.

Books by Herbert London

  1. Education In The Twenty-First Century, editors Herbert London, Arnold Spinner, Danville, Illinois; Interstate Publishers, 1969
  2. Non-White Immigration and the White Australia Policy, Herbert London, Sydney U. Press and N.Y.U. Press, 1970
  3. Fitting In: Crosswise At Generation Gap, Herbert London, N.Y.: Grosset & Dunlap, 1972
  4. Social Science Theory, Structure and Application, editor Herbert London, N.Y.: N.Y.U. Press, 1975 republished with new introduction by Transaction Publishers, 1989
  5. The Overheated Decade, Herbert London, N.Y.: N.Y.U. Press 1976
  6. The Seventies: Counterfeit Decade, Herbert London, Lanham Md.: University Press of America, 1979
  7. Myths That Rule America, Herbert London and Albert Weeks, Lanham Md.: University Press of America, 1981
  8. Military Doctrine and The American Character: Reflections on Air Land Battle, Herbert London, N.Y. : National Strategy Information Center, 1984
  9. Why Are They Lying To Our Children? Herbert London, N.Y.: Stein & Day, 1984 republished in 2000 by InPrint.com Inc.
  10. Closing The Circle: A Cultural History of The Rock Revolution, Herbert London, Chicago, Illinois: Nelson Hall Publishers, 1984
  11. Armageddon In The Classroom: An Examination of Nuclear Education, Herbert London, Lanham Md.: University Press of America, 1987
  12. A Strategy for Victory Without War, editor Herbert London, Lanham Md.: University Press of America and Hudson, 1989
  13. The Broken Apple: New York City in The 1980’s, Herbert London, New Brunswick N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 1989.
  14. 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
  15. The National Endowments: A Critical Symposium, editors, Lawrence Jarvik, Herbert London, James Cooper, Los Angeles, CA, : Second Thoughts Books, 1995
  16. Strategic Corporate Futures, editor Herbert London, Hudson Institute, Inc., 2000
  17. Decade of Denial: A Snapshot of America in the 1990’s, Lanham Md.: Lexington Books, 2001
  18. 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
  19. The Re-emergence of Japan as a Super State, editor Hudson Institute: Tokuma Shoten, 2002
  20. Sidney Hook and His Legacy in the Twentieth Century, editor Herbert London, NYU, Public Policy Series, 2003
  21. A Roadmap for Japan’s Future, Herbert London and Kenneth Weinstein, Tokuma Shoten, 2003
  22. America’s Secular Challenge: The Rise of a New National Religion, New York: Encounter Books, 2008
  23. Decline and Revival in Higher Education, New York: Transaction Publishers, 2010
  24. Diary of A Dean, New York: Hamilton Books, 2010
  25. Reclaim American Liberty: Maryland, University Press of America, 2012
  26. The Transformational Decade: Snapshots of a Decade from 9/11 to the Obama Presidency, New York, University Press of America, 2012
  27. The Sunni Vanguard: Can Egypt, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia Survive the New Middle East, New York, London Center for Policy Research, 2014

Recent pieces from Herb London

Podcasts by Herbert London

Final Thoughts: Herb London On His Father Yankel
The London Center Grand Strategy Podcast