John Leo is a writer and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He edits “Minding the Campus,” the Institute’s website on America’s universities, and is a contributing editor of City Journal. He is also a visitor of Ralston College, a startup liberal arts college in Savannah, Georgia.
From 1988 to 2006, John’s weekly column for U.S. News & World Report was syndicated to 140 newspapers by Universal Press Syndicate. The column focused mainly on social and cultural issues, most commonly political correctness, but also advertising, movies, language, the news media, education, pop psychology, and the self-esteem movement. His 1995 column on Time Warner, terming it America’s “leading cultural polluter,” sparked the campaign that led to Time Warner’s decision to sell off its 50 percent share in Interscope Records, a heavy producer of gangsta rap.