Max Lerner (1902-1992) was an American journalist and educator known for his controversial syndicated column.
After immigration from Russia with his parents in 1907, Lerner earned a B.A. from Yale University in 1924. He studied law there, but transferred to Washington University, St. Louis, for an M.A. in 1925. He earned a doctorate from the Brookings Institution in 1927 and began work as an editor. He edited the Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (1927-32), The Nation (1936-38), and PM (1943-48).
His column for the New York Post debuted in 1949. It earned him a place on the master list of Nixon political opponents. He taught at Sarah Lawrence College, Harvard University, Williams College, and Brandeis University. His 1990 book, Wrestling with the Angel, was about his long struggle with illness.
America as a Civilization
by Max Learner.