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Ronald J. Pestritto

Ronald Pestritto holds the Charles and Lucia Shipley Chair in the American Constitution at Hillsdale College and is a senior fellow of the College's Kirby Center.  He teaches political philosophy, American political thought, and American politics.


Ronald J. PetstittoPestritto is the author of Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism and Woodrow Wilson: The Essential Political Writings. He is also the author of Founding the Criminal Law: Punishment and Political Thought in the Origins of America (Northern Illinois University Press, 2000). He is co-editor, with Thomas G. West, of a forthcoming series of books on American political thought.

Pestritto earned his Ph.D. at the Claremont Graduate School, and he has received fellowship grants from the John M. Olin Foundation and the Earhart Foundation. He also serves as an Adjunct Fellow at the John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs at Ashland University, and has taught in programs sponsored by the Bill of Rights Institute and the Dallas Institute for the Humanities.

In 2003, he began serving as a Research Fellow of the Claremont Institute in support of his work on Woodrow Wilson and progressive thought.


Articles found on this site:
The New Freedom
By: Jean M. Yarbrough
Posted: January 31, 2006
This article appeared in: Vol. VI, Number 1 - Winter 2005/06

Wilson was not a latecomer to the Progressive program.

The Ties That Bind
By: John Zvesper
Posted: October 12, 2004
This article appeared in: Vol. IV, Number 2 - Spring 2004

A review of The American Founding and the Social Compact edited by Ronald J. Pestritto and Thomas G. West