• Alan S. Kahan, "Tocqueville on American Lawyers and American Laws," April 2023
  • Lisa Pace Vetter, "The Narratives of American Political Thought," April 2023
  • Paul Contino, "Dante's Divine Comedy and Our Pilgrim Journey," March 2023
  • Hester Blum, "Weird Moby-Dick," February 2023
  • Lorraine Smith Pangle, "Lessons for a Political Animal: Aristotle's Advice to Americans," February 2023


  • Andrew Delbanco, "Thinking about Reparations," November 2022
  • Timothy Burns, "Class and Race in the United States Constitution," September 2022
  • Vin Nardizzi, "Writing on Plants with Shakespeare," September 2022
  • Adam Seagrave, "Honesty and Optimism: A Talk on Slavery and Racism," April 2022
  • Rachel Hadas, "Marooned in Space, Free from Time: Teaching Poetry in the Age of Zoom," March 2022
  • Lucas Morel, "Frederick Douglass: The Making of an American," February 2022


  • Colleen Sheehan, "Polarized America: Fulfillment or Derailment of Madison's Vision?," November 2021
  • Mark Blitz, "Conserving Liberty: Natural Rights and the Virtue of Responsibility," October 2021
  • Russell Muirhead, "Can Partisan Representatives Make a Nonpartisan Constitution Work?," September 2021


  • James Ceaser, "The Founder of Modern Founding," September 2020


  • Michael Zuckert, "The Origins of the Modern Constitution," September 2019


  • Wayne Rebhorn, "Machiavelli and the Modern Republic," October 2018
  • Paul Carrese, "Tocqueville's Philosophy of Moderation--and Why We Should Rediscover It," October 2018


  • Arlene Saxonhouse, "Pericles's Funeral Oration: Athenian Democracy vs. Modern Democracy," March 2017
  • Iakovos Vasiliou, "Rethinking Eudaimonism in Greek and Neo-Aristotelian Ethics," February 2017



  • Wayne Rebhorn, "World Literature's Bad Boy: Boccaccio and His Decameron," November 2015
  • Joe Goodkin, "The Odyssey: A Folk Opera by Joe Goodkin," April 2015
  • Steven Forde, "Are Science and Liberty Compatible? John Locke's Thoughts," March 2015


  • Alexander Waugh, “Evelyn Waugh and the Question of Inheritance,” March 2012
  • Susan Shell, “Are All Rights Human Rights? Personhood from Hobbes to Citizens United,” March 2012


  • George Thomas, “Is the President Constitutionally Obligated to Ignore the Supreme Court?,” April 2011



  • Richard Jenkyns, “Is Jane Austen Modern?,” April 2008
  • Clifford Orwin, “Is Compassion Good for Us? Nietzsche’s Politically Incorrect Thoughts,” March 2008
  • Robert Alter, “Translating the Bible,” February 2008


  • Paul A. Cantor, “The Merchant of Venice: The Comic Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism,” April 2007
  • Michael Ruse, “The Origin of Species: Then and Now,” February 2007


  • Victor Davis Hanson, “Thucydides, the Peloponnesian War, and Its Modern Relevance,” October 2006
  • Maximillian E. Novak, “How Robinson Crusoe Started the Novel,” September 2006