Carol Platt Liebau

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Carol Platt Liebau
Academic background
Alma mater Princeton University, 1989
Harvard Law School
School or tradition Limited government
Academic work
Institutions Yankee Institute for Public Policy
Main interests Attorney and social commentator

Carol Platt Liebau is president of the Yankee Institute for Public Policy.[1] She is also an attorney, political analyst and conservative commentator. Her book Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Damages Girls (and America, Too!) was published in 2007.[2] A columnist and blogger for, she has also contributed to the editorial pages of The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times, The Hartford Courant, The Orange County Register, The Sacramento Bee and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, among others. She has also written for conservative websites such as National Review Online, The American Spectator, Human Events and FrontPage Magazine.

Liebau has provided analysis and commentary on national television for PBS, CNN, the Fox News Channel, and MSNBC. Liebau has also served as a substitute talk-show host for KABC radio in Southern California and for the nationally syndicated "Hugh Hewitt Show".


A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Liebau attended Princeton University, where she was editorial chairman of The Daily Princetonian graduating in 1989 with a degree from The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. She then attended Harvard Law School, where she was one year behind Barack Obama[3] and became the first female managing editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Early career[edit]

She worked as a law clerk to Reagan appointee Judge David B. Sentelle, of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, and served as legislative aide to Senator Christopher S. "Kit" Bond (R-MO). Thereafter, she returned to St. Louis, where she practiced law at Armstrong Teasdale and then directed Senator Bond's St. Louis office.

Personal life[edit]

She lives in the New York metropolitan area, with her husband, Jack.[4]


  1. ^ Liebau named new president of Yankee Institute
  2. ^ Liebau, C. (2007). Prude : how the sex-obsessed culture damages girls (and America too. New York: Center Street. ISBN 9781599956831. 
  3. ^ Carol Platt Liebau (5 March 2007). "The Barack I Knew". 
  4. ^ Carol Platt Liebau biography.

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