"A Sort of Religious Terror: Why Tocqueville's Deepest Fears About Democracy Have Arrived"
Patrick Deneen holds a B.A. in English literature and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University. He served as Speechwriter and Special Advisor to the Director of the United States Information Agency and was Assistant Professor of Government at Princeton University. From 2005-2012 he was Tsakopoulos-Kounalakis Associate Professor of Government at Georgetown University, before joining the faculty of Notre Dame in Fall 2012. He has written many books including The Odyssey of Political Theory, Democratic Faith, Democracy's Literature, The Democratic Soul, and Redeeming Democracy in America.
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James W. Ceaser
"Tocqueville's World and Ours"
James Ceaser is the Harry F. Byrd Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1976. He has written several books on American politics and political thought, including Liberal Democracy and Political Science, Designing a Polity: America's Constitution in Theory and Practice, and Nature and History in American Political Development. He has also written many articles for both scholarly and popular publications. Ceaser has held visiting professorships at the University of Florence, the University of Basel, Oxford University, the University of Bordeaux, and the University of Rennes. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.
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"Democratic Greatness? Tocqueville on American Ambition"
Robert Faulkner is Professor of political science at Boston College. He is author of The Case for Greatness: Honorable Ambition and Its Critics, Francis Bacon and the Project of Progress, Richard Hooker and the Politics of a Christian England, and The Jurisprudence of John Marshall. He has also co-edited two books, America at Risk and Marshall's Life of George Washington. Faulkner was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford and has held fellowships from the Ford, Mellon, Earhart, and Bradley foundations and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He earned his B.A. from Dartmouth College, his M.A. from Oxford University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
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"Tocquevillian Perspectives on Slavery"
Diana Schaub is professor of political science at Loyola University Maryland and a member of the Hoover Institution's Jill and Boyd Smith Task Force on the Virtues of a Free Society. She has received the Richard M. Weaver Prize for Scholarly Letters and served as a member of the President's Council on Bioethics. She is the author of Erotic Liberalism: Women and Revolution in Montesquieu's Persian Letters, and co-editor of What So Proudly We Hail: The American Soul in Story, Speech, and Song. Her many articles have appeared in such publications as The New Atlantis, National Affairs, Commentary, First Things, The American Interest, and City Journal. She earned an A.B. from Kenyon College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
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