Josh Lerner a 4th year political science major at the University of Chicago. His academic focus is on using quantitative methods to better understand politics, especially when it comes to the deterioration of the American community and the general erosion of social capital.
Josh's personal political focus is on the influence the progressive movement has had on the creation of modern liberalism and how a return to the natural rights based beliefs of the founders is the best remedy. Josh was an intern at the Heritage Foundation last summer for Dr. Matthew Spalding, now the Vice President of American Studies.
Josh is also the co-founder and co-editor of Counterpoint, the only conservative journal at the University of Chicago. You can find it here: http://www.chicagocounterpoint.com/ and http://counterpoint.uchicago.edu