Boston College , Chestnut Hill , MA ; Ph.D., Political Science, 1998
Oxford University , Pembroke College , U.K. ; M. Stud., Theology, 1993
Oxford University , Pembroke College , U.K. ; M.A. Oxon., Politics & Philosophy, 1991

Middlebury College , Middlebury , VT ; B.A., Political Science, 1989

The Cloaking of Power: Montesquieu, Blackstone, and the Rise of Judicial Activism, University of Chicago Press 2003 (reviews include Harvard Law Rev., Choice, American Lawyer, J. of American History, Law & Social Inquiry)

Co-editor, with Robert Faulkner, John Marshall’s The Life of George Washington: Special Edition for Schools, Liberty Fund, 2000

American Power and the Legacy of Washington: Enduring Principles for Foreign and Security Policy, in Bolt et. al., eds., American Defense Policy, 8th ed (Johns Hopkins), forthcoming 2005

The Machiavellian Spirit of Montesquieu's Liberal Republic, forthcoming in Rahe, ed., Machiavelli's Republican Legacy (Cambridge University Press, 2005)

Montesquieu’s Complex Natural Right and Moderate Liberalism: The Roots of American Moderation, Polity 36, no. 2 (January 2004) 227-50

Republicanism: An Overview,” in Kors, ed., The Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment,Oxford University Press, 2003, 4 vols., 3:422-25

Liberty, Constitutionalism, and Moderation: The Political Thought of George Washington, in Frost and Sikkenga, eds., History of American Political Thought, Lexington Press, 2003, 95-113

The Complexity, and Principles, of the American Founding: A Response to Alan Gibson, History of Political Thought (U.K.) XXI (2000): 711-17

Judicial Statesmanship, the Jurisprudence of Individualism, and Tocqueville’s Common Law Spirit, The Review of Politics 60 (1998): 465-95

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