Wendy Kaminer, a lawyer and social critic, writes about law, liberty, feminism, religion and popular culture. She is currently a correspondent at theatlantic.com. Her latest book is Worst Instincts: Cowardice, Conformity, and the ACLU.
A former Guggenheim Fellow, she is the author of seven previous books, including Free for All: Defending Liberty in America Today; Sleeping with Extra-Terrestrials: The Rise of Irrationalism and Perils of Piety; It’s All the Rage: Crime and Culture; I’m Dysfunctional, You’re Dysfunctional: The Recovery Movement & Other Self-Help Fashions; and A Fearful Freedom: Women’s Flight from Equality.
Her articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The Wall Street Journal, The American Prospect, Free Inquiry, Dissent, The Nation, and spiked-online.com. Her commentaries have aired on NPR’s Morning Edition. She serves on the board of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and the advisory board of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education.