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Allan Lichtman graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis, received his PhD from Harvard University, and is a professor and formerly chair of the Department of History at American University in Washington, D.C. His six books include Your Family History, Prejudice and the Old Politics: The Presidential Election of 1928, Ecological Inference, and The Thirteen Keys to the Presidency. He has updated the keys series with The Keys to the White House, 2008 Edition. The Keys system correctly predicted the popular vote outcome in every presidential election from 1984 to 2004. His new book White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement is published by Grove/Atlantic.

Dr. Lichtman has provided commentary for all major U.S. television and radio networks, the Voice of America, and many foreign broadcast companies, including BBC and CBC.
He has published more than 200 scholarly and popular articles that have appeared in such publications as the American Historical Review, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Journal of Law and Politics, New Republic, the Washington Monthly, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Los Angeles Times.

Dr. Lichtman has been an expert witness in more than 75 federal voting rights and redistricting cases. As an expert for the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights he discovered the vast disparity in rates at which officials rejected ballots cast by blacks and whites in Flordia's 2000 presidential election. He has worked on numerous cases for the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and has worked for such civil rights organizations as the NAACP, the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union, the LDF, and the Southern Poverty Law Center. He has also been a consultant and expert witness for numerous state and local governments.

He received the 1992-93 Scholar/Teacher award, American University's highest faculty award. Dr. Lichtman's biography is published in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World .

http://www.american.edu/cas/hist/faculty/lichtman.htm

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Sunday, August 26, 2012 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Todd Akin and Right-Wing Science This article shows that Tood Akin did not misspeak in his infamous interview on women and rape. He was rather expressing the conventional wisdom produced by right-wing science. the right uses supposedly scientific findings to justify its position on abortion, homosexuality, climate change, and other matters, while ignoring standards of professional study and review.

Saturday, July 19, 2008 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Conservative Denial This article opens a discussion of the history and current status of American conservatism through a response to David Frum's review of my book, White Protestant Nation: The Rise of the American Conservative Movement.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why Our Votes Are Not Safe and Secure This article describes the scandal that determined the outcome of the 2000 presidential election in Florida and explains why our votes are still not safe and secure today.

Saturday, May 31, 2008 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
George W. Bush's Revisionist History A history professor critiques George W. Bush's misuse and distortion of history in attempting to associate Barack Obama with the appeasers of World War II. A reanalysis of Bush's historical example leads to a very different conclusion than the one that the President suggests.