In the spring semester of 1856, a 25-year-old student at Harvard Law named James Bradley Thayer submitted an entry into the school’s annual essay competition. Undoubtedly, he had the cash prize in mind. After all, Thayer did not descend from Boston’s patrician class that dominated Harvard; he had to fund his own education, given his […]
In Common Good Constitutionalism, Harvard law professor Adrian Vermeule seeks to accomplish for the whole of American constitutional law what the landmark Dobbs opinion delivered to the nearly fifty-year abortion regime of Roe v. Wade—a dramatic reversal. Unlike the devoted ranks of the FedSoc crowd, however, Prof. Vermeule is not angling for the triumph of […]
Philosopher and Georgetown University Prof. Terry Pinkard joins the Political Theory Review Podcast to discuss Practice, Power, and Forms of Life, his new book from the University of Chicago Press. The book takes a closer look at Jean-Paul Sartre, and how his late work was “a fundamental reworking of his earlier ideas, especially in terms of his understanding of […]
On this episode of the Political Theory Review Podcast, Ann Ward of Baylor University joins to discuss her new book, The Socratic Individual. The book examines the “recovery of Socratic philosophy in the political thought of G.W.F. Hegel, Soren Kierkegaard, John Stuart Mill, and Friedrich Nietzsche.” Hear more from The Political Theory Review.
While scholars have justifiably given the election of 1800 much attention, the contest of 1796 deserves its own share of scholarly interest as Stephen Kurtz, Joanne Freeman, and John Ferling have demonstrated. Not only was it the first truly contested election involving political parties but it also signaled, as Kurtz observed, the beginning of the […]