Max Lerner( December 20, 1902 - June 5, 1992 )
Maxwell Alan "Max" Lerner was a Russian-born American journalist and educator known for his controversial syndicated column. After immigrating from Russia with his parents in 1907, Lerner earned a B.A. from Yale University in 1923. He studied law there but transferred to Washington University in St. Louis for an M.A. in 1925.
He earned a doctorate from the Brookings Institution in 1927 and began work as an editor:
Lerner's most influential book was America as a Civilization: Life and Thought in the United States Today . Lerner was a staunch opponent of discrimination against African Americans, but supported the wartime internment of Japanese Americans and backed an American Civil Liberties Union resolution on the issue to "subordinate civil liberties to wartime considerations and...