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Fred Siegel is a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute (a think tank closely affiliated with the centrist Democratic Leadership Council) who focuses on urban policy and politics. He also serves as a professor of history and the humanities at Cooper Union and is a contributor to numerous publications, including The New York Post (where he has a weekly column), The New Republic, The Atlantic Monthly, Commonwealth, Tikkun, and TELOS (journal).
In the past he has served as the political advisor to several political candidates in New York City, including former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. He is also the author of several books, including The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York, and the Genius of American Life and The Future Once Happened Here: New York, D.C., L.A., and the Fate of America's Big Cities.
He is the father of writer and editor Harry Siegel.
- “Is Archie Bunker Fit to Rule? Or: How Immanuel Kant Became One of the Founding Fathers”. Telos 69 (Fall 1986). New York: Telos Press.
- “The Godfather of American Liberalism”. City-Journal (Summer 2009). New York: City Journal (New York).
- Cooper Union Faculty Page Professional Biography
- The Progressive Policy Institute Brief professional biography.
- City Journal Archive of Fred Siegel essays.
- Q&A on Fred Siegel & Rudy Giuliani on National Review Online Interview with NRO editors.
- CitiesonaHill.org Blog on Urban Affairs co-written by Fred and Harry Siegel.
- Contentions Blog Posts by Siegel for Commentary Magazine.
- Manhattan Institute Seigel's Collection of writings for the Manhattan Institute
- Huffington Post Page Siegel's Collection of Writings for the Huffington Post
- PBS Interview PBS interview of Siegel in 2002 about the New York Governor's Race and Education Spending
- Brookings Institute Transcript of "Governing Gotham" a discussion on Giuliani's legacy with Siegel, David Brooks (journalist), and Michael Tomasky.
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