While the war in Europe played a significant role in the parties’ nominations for the presidential election of 1940, it had a relatively small part, and less than is usually understood, in voting. The American presidential election of 1940 was both important and fascinating. Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first sitting president to run for […]
Archives for April 2018
A Political Theory Review interview with Alan Patten, Professor of Politics at Princeton University, about his recent book, Equal Recognition: the Moral Foundations of Minority Rights (Princeton University Press, 2014). Hear more interviews from The Political Theory Review.
A Political Theory Review interview with William Curtis, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Portland, about his recent book Defending Rorty: Pragmatism and Liberal Virtue (Cambridge University Press, 2015). Hear more interviews from The Political Theory Review.
The American Revolution was not only a revolution for liberty and freedom, it was also a revolution of ethics, reshaping what colonial Americans understood as “honor” and “virtue.” As Craig Bruce Smith demonstrates, these concepts were crucial aspects of Revolutionary Americans’ ideological break from Europe and shared by all ranks of society. Focusing his study […]
America was born in an age of political revolution throughout the Atlantic world, a period when the very definition of ‘nation’ was transforming. Benjamin E. Park traces how Americans imagined novel forms of nationality during the country’s first five decades within the context of European discussions taking place at the same time. Focusing on three […]