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  • University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A)
  • Princeton University (M.A., Ph.D.)

Education: University of California, Santa Cruz (B.A);Princeton University (M.A., Ph.D.).

Teaching interests: Introduction to Political Theory, American Political Thought, Political Theory Through Literature.

Selected publications:
The Rise and Fall of Democracy in Early America, 1630-1789 (Penn State Press, 1991).

Democratic Temperament: the Legacy of William James (University of Kansas Press, 1997).

“Conservative Democracy in [Sheldon Wolin’s] Politics and Vision,” Theory and Event (2007).