Lerner, Max, 1902-1992 Edit


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  • 1902-12-20 – 1992-06-05 (Existence)

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  • Lerner, Max, 1902-1992

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  • Biography/Historical Note

    Max Lerner was a Russian-born American journalist and educator known for his controversial syndicated column. Lerner was known for his liberal political and economic views. His long teaching career, largely in government and political science, included appointments at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, N.Y.; Harvard University; Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.; and Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass. Throughout his life Lerner advocated the right of Soviet and Eastern European Jews to emigrate to Israel. Lerner’s last book, Wrestling with the Angel (1990), described his struggle with a long series of illnesses.