Fred Siegel (1945–2023) was a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, longtime contributing editor of City Journal, and author of books including Troubled Journey, The Future Once Happened Here, The Prince of the City, and The Revolt Against the Masses. His life and legacy are commemorated in the tributes below.
Vincent J. Cannato
Last of the “New York Intellectuals”
Ideas were everything to Fred Siegel
Fred Siegel’s work helped set the agenda that lifted New York back to its best.
A Sense of Right
Fred Siegel’s integrity
Mentor and Friend
Fred Siegel will be missed.
Kay S. Hymowitz
The Intellectual as Mensch
Fred Siegel engaged with critical issues until the end.
Remembering Fred Siegel
He demonstrated what an honest, historically literate liberalism looked like—even as he chronicled its eclipse.
Passing of a Great Mind
Fred Siegel’s legacy is a light to New York and to America’s cities.
An Inspiration to Freethinkers
New York and America are in desperate need of Fred Siegel’s wisdom.
Fred Siegel, 1945–2023