The first record of the word ‘liberty’ derives from the Sumerian city of Lagash around 2350 B.C.
WHEN NOT IN THE CLASSROOM, CAN OFTEN BE FOUND:
Visiting used bookstores, traveling around the country, trying new restaurants, and, of course, reading.
“Human experience is very, very old. It is our surest monitor, our safest guide. To ignore it crudely is the error of those ardent but uninstructed missionaries who have lightly undertaken the rebuilding of of the social world.” – Agnes Repplier
“Catholics and Political Parties,” in The Future of the Catholic Church in the American Public Order, ed. Kenneth Grasso and Thomas Varacalli (Steubenville, OH: Franciscan University Press), forthcoming, probably in late 2023.
An Invitation to Political Science, co-authored with Sherri Mora (Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, Preliminary Edition, 2021, 1st Edition).
“The Legacy of Trump’s Judicial Appointments” Catholic Social Science Review, vol. 26 (2021): 117-123.
“In Defense of Christian Exceptionalism” Catholic Social Science Review, vol. 25 (2020): 43-50.
“In Defense of Catholic Fusionism” Catholic Social Science Review, vol. 24 (2019): 11-18.
“Thomas Aquinas, the Thomists, and the Consent of the Governed” History of Political Thought, vol. 39, no. 3 (Autumn 2018): 422-438.
“Coronaeus and the Relationship between Philosophy and Doctrine in Jean Bodin’s Colloquium” Logos, vol. 20, no. 3 (2017): 122-146.
“National Interest and Moral Responsibility in the Political Thought of Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan” Naval War College Review, vol. 69, no. 2 (2016): 108-127.