Herbert London

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From the HJS profile:

Dr. Herbert London is the President of the Hudson Institute, a world renowned think tank in Washington D.C. As one of America's leading social and political commentators he has written for nearly every major newspaper and journal in the U.S, including the New York Times and Washington Post. Dr London has also been a guest lecturer on several major radio and television news programmes both at colleges and universities, and has also appeared as co-host on the popular CNN programme, "Crossfire." He is the former chairman of the National Association of Scholars and a contributing editor for the St. Croix Review and the American Arts Quarterly. He is a Professor Emeritus of New York University and is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the International Institute of Strategic Studies as well as holding many other prominent roles.
Dr London was the Republican Candidate for the Mayor of New York in 1989. In 1990 he was the Conservative Party Candidate for Governor of New York gaining more votes than any third party candidate in the state's history. In 1994 he was the Republican Party candidate for New York State Comptroller only losing by a narrow margin in a close election. [1]

London has been an opponent of a negotiated agreement with Iran regarding Iran's development of nuclear technology:

For the Iranians, negotiation is cover for the pursuit of its goals... In the end, if U.S. action is neutralized by its own intelligence estimates and the much ballyhooed sanctions do not work in forestalling Iranian development of the bomb, there is little to do but pray. The question at that point is whether one prays to God or Allah.[2]

London is also a board member of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF). [3]



  1. From a HJS speaker profile for a 23 September 2008 talk.
  2. Herbert London, 'Funds threaten U.S. security', USA Today, 21 January 2008
  3. 'Our Board', "Friends of the Israel Defence Forces Website", accessed 17 September 2014