- Social interaction
- Discussion of current issues and events
- And a lively conversation with our featured speaker
Adjunct Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Old Threats and New Threats
from the Left
Ronald Radosh is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Washington, D.C. Headquarters.
He’s recently had articles in TNR.com and The New York Sun explaining why myths of the old left live on in New York City.
The book he’s working on is about Harry S. Truman, the creation of Israel, and U.S. foreign policy.
President Bush appointed him to the Public Interest Declassification Board for a three year term.
His areas of expertise are American politics today, the left in present day America, and Castro/Cuba.
He’s the author, co-author or editor of fourteen books, including Red Star Over Hollywood: The Film Colony’s Long Romance with the Left, which he wrote with his wife. His memoir is Commies: A Journey Through the Old Left, the New Left, and the Leftover Left.
Among his other books are Spain Betrayed: The Soviet Union in the Spanish Civil War(with Mary Habeck); The Rosenberg File (with Joyce Milton); Divided They Fell: The Demise of the Democratic Party, 1964-1996; and The Amerasia Spy Case: Prelude to McCarthyism (with Harvey Klehr).
His articles have appeared in such publications as Partisan Review, The New Republic, The New Criterion, The New York Times, Times Literary Supplement, The Journal of American History, The Wall Street Journal and The Weekly Standard.
Radosh has served as a Senior Research Associate, the Center for Communitarian Studies at George Washington University; as Professor of History in The Graduate Faculty, City University of New York; Research Director for the United States Information Agency, and as Associate Director of the Office of the President, the American Federation of Teachers.
He previously spoke at Junto in July 2006.
- We gather at 7pm on the first Thursday of each month and begin our organized meeting around 7:30.
- The featured speaker is normally introduced at about 8. The meeting continues until about 10.
- Please note: Junto is not the usual sort of meeting with a long speech followed by Q & A. Invited speakers give a short presentation, and then are challenged to defend their assertions. Discussions are intense, but polite.
General Society Library
20 West 44th St.
Between 5th & 6th avenues, near Grand Central Terminal
Subway: 4, 5, 6, 7 to Grand Central – 42nd St.,
B, D, F, V to 42nd St. – Sixth Ave., or
1, 2, 3, 9, N, Q, R, S, or W to Times Square – 42nd St.
Admission is free, and no reservation is necessary.
Junto focuses on libertarianism, Objectivism — the philosophy of Ayn Rand — and investing.
Our founder and host is Victor Niederhoffer, publisher (with Laurel Kenner) of Daily Speculations.