WILL MORRISEY

Will Morrisey holds the William and Patricia LaMothe Chair in the United States Constitution at Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan, where he has taught since 2000.

Born and raised in Rumson, New Jersey, he received his A. B. from Kenyon College, graduating summa cum laude in 1973 with a double major in political science and English. He received his M. A. in Liberal Studies in 1998 from the New School for Social Research and his Ph. D. in 2002, also from the New School, where he received the Hannah Arendt Memorial Award in Politics for his dissertation on the political thought of the American presidents of the founding and Civil War periods.

He served as legislative aide to New Jersey State Senator Thomas Gagliano; Assistant for Communications, Office of the Executive Director, NJ Transit Corporation; and as Executive Director of the Monmouth County (NJ) Historical Commission.

Dr. Morrisey is the author of eight books on statesmanship and political philosophy, including studies of Charles de Gaulle, André Malraux, moral relativism, culture and commercial republicanism, pacifism, and regime change. His most recent book, The Dilemma of Progressivism: How Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson Reshaped the American Regime of Self-Government, is the companion volume to his previous book, Self-Government, The American Theme: Presidents of the Founding and Civil War (Lexington Books, 2004). He is currently working on a study of the geopolitical strategies of Winston Churchill and Charles de Gaulle.

His articles and book reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Times, The American Political Science Review, Social Science and Modern Society, and Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy, of which he has served as an editor for thirty years.