Carol Platt Liebau is a political commentator and radio talk show host based near New York, and the author of Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Damages Girls (and America, Too!). She serves as a guest host for the nationally-syndicated “Hugh Hewitt Show” on the Salem Radio Network and on KABC radio and on FM NewsTalk 97.1 during morning drive in St. Louis. Carol has also provided analysis and commentary for PBS, CNBC, CNN, the Fox News Channel, and MSNBC.

She has contributed to the editorial page of newspapers across the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Times, The Orange County Register, The Sacramento Bee and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and is currently a columnist and blogger for

Carol is a 1989 graduate of Princeton University, where she served as Editorial Chairman of The Daily Princetonian, and of Harvard Law School, where she graduated in 1992 as the first female managing editor of The Harvard Law Review. She was also named a Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute in 2006.

Carol has been a law clerk for Reagan appointee Judge David B. Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, legislative assistant to Senator Christopher “Kit” Bond of Missouri, and a consultant to the 1994 U.S. Senate campaign of John D. Ashcroft of Missouri and the 2000 U.S. Senate campaign of Congressman Tom Campbell of California. She also practiced law for four years in her hometown of St. Louis. She lives outside Manhattan with her husband, their five-year-old twins, and Winston, a highly opinionated Westie.

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