Carl Horowitz

Carl F. Horowitz, is director of the Organized Labor Accountability Project at the National Legal and Policy Center. He has been a housing and urban affairs policy analyst for the Heritage Foundation and a professor of urban planning at Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Recent Articles

The Shaming Sham

Conservatives, and even a few liberals, insist that moral shaming isn't as bad as government censorship. Don't believe them, warns a conservative writer.

P unishment, ostracism, humiliation," thundered Tory essayist and avowed high-cholesterol gourmand Digby Anderson, slamming his fist onto the table. It was an unusual discussion panel I had stumbled upon at the Sheraton Washington Hotel in March 1994. National Review Institute, the in-house think tank of conservatism's flagship periodical, was holding a summit conference on "Challenges to Conservatism," and this panel held forth on the ailments of modern culture. English conservatives, like their American brethren, apparently see little but ailments. Anderson, the founder of the Social Affairs Unit, a London-based research institute, was certain he had the cure. He would publish his bile the following year as part of a collection he edited for National Review 's press. Titled This Will Hurt: The Restoration of Virtue and Civic Order , the book's brutally proscriptive tone, its chillingly precise descriptions of how to deal with violators of proper social order, suggested an eighties-...