CLAREMONT BOOKS

 

Browse recent books by Claremont senior fellows and affiliated scholars
 

 

THE UNITED STATES IN CRISIS: Citizenship, Immigration, and the Nation State
BY EDWARD J. ERLER

The United States in Crisis: Citizenship, Immigration, and the Nation State argues that to preserve our freedom Americans must mount a defense of the nation state against the progressive forces who advocate for global government. The Founders of America were convinced that freedom would flourish only in a nation state. A nation state is a collection of citizens who share a commitment to the same principles. Today, the nation state is under attack by the progressive Left, who allege that it is the source of almost every evil in the world.


 

THE RECOVERY FAMILY LIFE: Exposing the Limits of Modern Ideologies
BY SCOTT YENOR

The Sexual Revolution, which has been underway since the 1950s, is a rolling revolution--a set of unfinishable ambitions, all affecting marriage and family life. Feminists want to liberate women from childrearing as well as the home and build a world beyond gender; progressives aspire to build a society where human beings can choose their natures; and sexual liberation theorists would take human beings beyond repression. These ideologies have sunk deeply into our culture and our political regime. It is well past time to ask the uncomfortable questions about whether these ideologies betray human nature and undermine human happiness.

Book Website: www.yenorbook.com


 

PROGRESSIVISM: THE STRANGE HISTORY OF A RADICAL IDEA
BY BRAD WATSON

A major American intellectual makes the historical case that the reforms of the 1960s, reforms intended to make the nation more just and humane, instead left many Americans feeling alienated, despised, misled—and ready to put an adventurer in the White House. Christopher Caldwell has spent years studying the liberal uprising of the 1960s and its unforeseen consequences. Even the reforms that Americans love best have come with costs that are staggeringly high—in wealth, freedom, and social stability—and that have been spread unevenly among classes and generations.


 

THE AGE OF ENTITLEMENT
BY CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL

A major American intellectual makes the historical case that the reforms of the 1960s, reforms intended to make the nation more just and humane, instead left many Americans feeling alienated, despised, misled—and ready to put an adventurer in the White House. Christopher Caldwell has spent years studying the liberal uprising of the 1960s and its unforeseen consequences. Even the reforms that Americans love best have come with costs that are staggeringly high—in wealth, freedom, and social stability—and that have been spread unevenly among classes and generations.

Read our review of the book on ClaremontReviewofBooks.com


 

PROPERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
BY EDWARD J. ERLER

In this book, Edward Erler brings a lifetime of study of political philosophy, the American founding, and the US constitution to the central role of property in American constitutional thought. Erler argues that the Founders considered the natural right to property as the comprehensive right that included every other right. In this sense they followed political philosopher John Locke, but at the same time made significant improvements on Locke, making it moral and political, something they called the “pursuit of happiness.”


 

THE REDISCOVERY OF AMERICA
BY EDWARD ERLER and KEN MASUGI

Harry V. Jaffa (1918-2015), one of the profoundest political thinkers of his time, is known most prominently for his pathbreaking work on Abraham Lincoln. Jaffa, who taught for 50 years at the Claremont Colleges and was a Distinguished Fellow of the Claremont Institute, sought to produce a revolution in political philosophy by applying Strauss’s controversial thinking about natural right, Scripture, and human greatness to American politics.

Read our review of the book on ClaremontReviewofBooks.com


 

AFTER THE FLIGHT 93 ELECTION: THE VOTE THAT SAVED AMERICA
AND WHAT WE STILL HAVE TO LOSE
BY MICHAEL ANTON

In September 2016, the provocative essay “The Flight 93 Election” galvanized many voters by spotlighting the stakes ahead in November and reproaching complacent elements of the Right. It also drew disparagement from many who judged it too apocalyptic in its assessment of the options facing the electorate.