Category: Author Interviews

An Interview with Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, author of “Ars Vitae”

Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn is a professor of history and senior research associate at the Campbell Public Affairs Institute, Syracuse University. Her work focuses on ideas and their intricacy, inner-workings, and importance in the lives of individuals and society, past and present. In addition to modern and contemporary American social, cultural, and intellectual history, she has broader […]

An Interview with Joseph E. Davis and Paul Scherz, co-editors of “The Evening of Life”

Joseph E. Davis and Paul Scherz are the co-editors of The Evening of Life: The Challenges of Aging and Dying Well (September 2020). The Evening of Life provides an interdisciplinary examination of the challenges of aging and dying well and calls for a re-envisioning of cultural concepts, practices, and virtues that embraces decline, dependency, and finitude rather […]

An Interview with Jessica Hooten Wilson, co-editor of “Solzhenitsyn and American Culture”

Jessica Hooten Wilson is co-editor, with David P. Deavel, of Solzhenitsyn and American Culture: The Russian Soul in the West (October 2020). She talked to us recently about their new book. This anthology presents essays from the foremost scholars and thinkers of comparative studies who have been tracking what Americans have borrowed and learned from […]

An Interview with Patrick Samway, author of “John Berryman and Robert Giroux”

Patrick Samway S.J., author of John Berryman and Robert Giroux: A Publishing Friendship (October 2020), kindly agreed to answer a few questions about his writing process and research. His previous books include The Letters of Robert Giroux and Thomas Merton and Flannery O’Connor and Robert Giroux, both published by the University of Notre Dame Press. […]

An Interview with Bob Pepperman Taylor, author of “Lessons from Walden”

Bob Pepperman Taylor, author of Lessons from Walden: Thoreau and the Crisis of American Democracy, kindly agreed to answer a few questions about his writing process and how this book was created out of the idea for another one. His previous books include The Routledge Guidebook to Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience and America’s Bachelor Uncle: Henry […]

An Interview with Trevor Shelley, author of “Globalization and Liberalism”

Trevor Shelley recently published his first book, Globalization and Liberalism: Montesquieu, Tocqueville, and Manent, and he agreed to talk to us about the process. When did you first get the idea to write this book? What motivated you to write it? I first encountered the work of Pierre Manent while living in Budapest, HU, where […]

An Interview with Bradley C. S. Watson, author of “Progressivism”

Bradley C. S. Watson is the author and editor of numerous books, including Living Constitution, Dying Faith: Progressivism and the New Science of Jurisprudence and Progressive Challenges to the American Constitution: A New Republic. We were delighted to talk to him a short while ago about his recently published book, Progressivism: The Strange History of […]

An Interview with Barry Cooper, author of “Paleolithic Politics”

Barry Cooper is the author, editor, and translator of over thirty books. We recently had an opportunity to talk to him about his newest book, Paleolithic Politics, the first volume in the exciting new series, The Beginning and the Beyond of Politics. When did you first get the idea to write this book? And why […]