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Anthony Lewis is a prominent liberal intellectual, writing for “The New York Times” op-ed page and “The New York Review of Books”, among other publications.
Lewis was previously a columnist for the “Times” (1969-2001). Before that, he was London bureau chief (1965-1972), Washington, D.C. bureau (1955-64), and deskman (1948-1952) all for the “Times”. From 1952-55 he worked for the Democratic National Committee and the “Washington Daily News”.
His first Pulitzer Prize was in 1955 for reporting on the U.S. Government’s loyalty program, and specifically on the dismissal of a Navy employee who was not informed of the nature of the accusations against him, nor of his accusers. Lewis’s articles led to the employee’s reinstatement. He won a second Pulitzer Prize in 1963 for his coverage of the United States Supreme Court. He has frequently written on the Court and matters of constitutional law.
Lewis has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism since the mid-‘70s, and has held the school’s James Madison chair in First Amendment Issues since 1982. He lectured at Harvard from 1974 to 1989 and has been a visiting lecturer at several other colleges and universities, including the Universities of Arizona, California, Illinois, and Oregon.