Recent Works

Consequential Ideas
Review of Soft Despotism, Democracy's Drift by Paul Rahe
The Weekly Standard, 22 June 2009

Bush's Determinism and the Rule of Law
Harvard Crimson, 4 June 2009

A Question for the Economists
The Weekly Standard, 13 April 2009

Is Courage a Masculine Virtue?
In Character, Winter 2009

Men, Science, and Evolutionary Theory
Review of Men: Evolutionary and Life History by Richard Bribiescas
Forbes Magazine, 26 Februaruy 2009

High Five
Forbes Magazine, 17 February 2009

Was Feminism Necessary?
Forbes.com, 15 Sept 2008

Man of Courage: Alexander Solzhenitsyn, 1918-2008
The Weekly Standard, 25 August 2008

The Cost of Affirmative Action
The Harvard Crimson, 4 June 2008

Charity in Speech
A sermon delivered in Appleton Chapel, Harvard University, February 12, 2008
Published in theClairmont Review of Books, Spring 2008

Hook-Up or Shut Up
Review of Sex and the Soul by Donna Freitas
The Wall Street Journal, 29 April 2008

When the Giving is Good: Saving Christmas from the Economists
The Weekly Standard, 14 Jan 2008

Timeless Mind
Review of Eugene Sheppard’s Leo Strauss and the Politics of Exile and Daniel Tanguay’s Leo Strauss
Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2007/08 (Link forthcoming)

The Tough-Guy Liberal: Lee Bollinger Tries to Take on Ahmadinejad
The Weekly Standard, 9 Oct 2007

How to Understand Politics; What the Humanities Can Say to Science
2007 Thomas Jefferson lecture sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. 
Revised and published in First Things, August-September 2007, 41-47.

Atheist Tracts
The Weekly Standard, 13 August, 2007.

Lacking Elevation
Review of Hugh Brogan’s Alexis de Tocqueville:  A Life
The New Criterion, May 2007, p. 64-67

The Case for the Strong Executive
Claremont Review of Books, Spring 2007, p. 21-24
Reprinted in The Wall Street Journal, 2 May 2007

A Plea for Constitutional Conservatism 
In The Future of Conservatism. Charles W. Dunn, ed. Wilmington, Del.:  ISI Books, 2007, Pp. 43-55.

The Forgotten Virtue: How Plato Perceived the Importance of Courage
The Weekly Standard, 29 Jan 2007

The Law and the President
The Weekly Standard, Jan 16 2006

Rational Control
The New Criterion, Sept. 2006, Vol. 25, No. 1, 39-44.

Tocqueville’s New Political Science
With Delba Winthrop
In The Cambridge Companion to Tocqueville, Cheryl B.Welch, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.  Pp. 81-107.

Harvey C. Mansfield on Manliness
A Podcast Interview with Peter Schramm, March 8, 2006