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Michael P. Zuckert

Dr. Michael Zuckert is the Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. He works in political philosophy, American constitutional law and theory, and American political thought.

 

Zuckert is author of Natural Rights and the New Republicanism, The Natural Rights Republic, Launching Liberalism: On Lockean Political Philosophy, and (with Catherine H. Zuckert) The Truth about Leo Strauss: Political Philosophy and American Democracy. He has also published many articles on a variety of topics, including George Orwell, Plato's Apology, Shakespeare, and contemporary liberal theory.

Articles found on this site:
A More Perfect Union
By: Michael P. Zuckert
Posted: August 25, 2015
This article appeared in: Volume XV, Number 3, Summer 2015

D.W. Griffith, once a famous film pioneer, is remembered for just one thing today...

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The Strauss Wars Revisited
By: Michael P. Zuckert
Posted: September 3, 2013
This article appeared in: Vol. X, Number 3 - Summer 2010

A review of Straussophobia: Defending Leo Strauss and Straussians against Shadia Drury and Other Accusers, by Peter Minowitz
and Cloaked in Virtue: Unveiling Leo Strauss and the Rhetoric of American Foreign Policy, by Nicholas Xenos

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Calling Liberalism's Bluff
By: Michael P. Zuckert
Posted: September 1, 2013
This article appeared in: Vol. III, Number 4 - Fall 2003

Anti-foundationalists have not in fact succeeded in shutting down the possibility of philosophy.

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The Thinking Man's Founder
By: Michael P. Zuckert
Posted: July 1, 2013
This article appeared in: Vol. XIII, Number 2 - Spring 2013

A review of James Madison and the Making of America, by Kevin R. C. Gutzman; James Madison, by Richard Brookhiser; and James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation, by Jeff Broadwater

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Madison's Avenues
By: Michael P. Zuckert
Posted: November 22, 2009
This article appeared in: Vol. IX, Number 4 - Fall 2009

A review of The Madisonian Constitution , by George Thomas
and James Madison and the Spirit of Republican Self-Government, by Colleen A. Sheehan

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Confronting Dred Scott
By: Michael P. Zuckert
Posted: December 16, 2007
This article appeared in: Vol. VIII , Number 1 - Winter 2007/08

Reflecting on Dred Scott, 150 years after that most disastrous Supreme Court decision.

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Just Examples
By: Michael P. Zuckert
Posted: January 26, 2007
This article appeared in: Vol. VII, Number 1 - Winter 2006/07

History, natural law, and Leo Strauss.

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Redeeming the Enlightenment
By: Michael P. Zuckert
Posted: April 28, 2005
This article appeared in: Vol. V, Number 2 - Spring 2005

Gertrude Himmelfarb wishes to redeem the Enlightenment.

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Father Of Our Country?
By: Michael P. Zuckert
Posted: October 14, 2004
This article appeared in: Vol. IV, Number 1 - Winter 2003/04

Was Winthrop America's founding father?

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John Rawls, Historian
By: Michael P. Zuckert
Posted: November 26, 2002
This article appeared in: Vol. II, Number 4 - Fall 2002

The interaction between Rawls the interpreter of past philosophy and Rawls the theorist of justice is what makes Lectures 

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Pride and Political Philosophy
By: Michael P. Zuckert
Posted: August 30, 2001
This article appeared in: Vol. I, Number 4 - Summer 2001

Mansfield and McWilliams are two of the most distinguished practitioners of the ancient and honorable trade of political philosophy.

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Strictly Liberal Construction
By: Michael P. Zuckert
Posted: July 14, 2014
This article appeared in: Volume IV, No. 1 - Spring 1985

A review of The Supreme Court and Constitutional Democracy, by John Agresto

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