The Review of Politics

The Review of Politics publishes articles primarily on political theory. We also publish historical and interpretive studies of public law, comparative politics, international relations, and public policy, as well as political readings of literary works.

CURRENT ISSUE:

Volume 81 • Number 1 • Winter 2019



 

CONTRIBUTORS

JOHN M. WARNER

The Friendless Republic: Freedom, Faction, and Friendship in Machiavelli’s Discourses


EVA ODZUCK
War by Other Means? Incentives for Power Seekers in Thomas Hobbes’s Political Philosophy


BEAU SHAW
The God of This Lower World: Leo Strauss’s Critique of Historicism in Natural Right and History


MICHAEL L. FRAZER

The Ethics of Interpretation in Political Theory 


GEORGE CROWDER
Value Pluralism, Constitutionalism, and Democracy: Waldron and Berlin in Debate

 

BOOKS REVIEWED

Seth N. Jaffe, Thucydides on the Outbreak of War: Character and Contest

Vickie B. Sullivan, Montesquieu and the Despotic Ideas of Europe: An Interpretation of “The Spirit of the Laws"

Eric Schliesser, Adam Smith: Systematic Philosopher and Public Thinker

Joshua Simon, The Ideology of Creole Revolution: Imperialism and Independence in American and Latin American Political Thought

William E. Connolly, Facing the Planetary: Entangled Humanism and the Politics of Swarming

. . . and more

 

Upcoming Issue

Volume 81 • Number 2 • Spring 2019

Graedon Zorzi, “Liberalism and Locke’s Philosophical Anthropology”

 

Joel E. Landis, “The Praises of Modernity: Hume and Machiavelli on Founders, Factions, and Faiths”

 

Arthur Bradley, “Dismembered: Citizen Sacrifice in Rousseau’s The Levite of Ephraïm”

 

Lucia Rubinelli, “Sieyès versus Bicameralism”

 

Nolan Bennett, "Unwillingness and Imagination in Frederick Douglass’s The Heroic Slave"

 

Susan D. Collins, Review Essay, "On the Use of Greek History for Life:  Josiah Ober's Athens and Paul Rahe's Sparta"