Peter Lawler

About Peter Lawler

Peter Lawler is Dana Professor of Government and former chair of the department of Government and International Studies at Berry College. Lawler served on President Bush's Council on Bioethics from 2004-09. He writes Big Think's conservative blog Rightly Understood, and his most recent book, Modern and American Dignity, is available from ISI Books.

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The State of Our Liberty is Confusing

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I appreciate John McGinnis’s account of the state of our liberty. He’s right that by some objective measures liberty is on the decline. But, a consistent individualist might say, liberty is on the march when it comes to same-sex


The Truth About Political Science and the NSF


How to Think About Roe v. Wade After 40 Years


Can Realism Be a Comprehensive Theory of American Foreign Policy?


Where is Puritan, Middle-Class America When We Need It?


Putting Our Bourgeois-Bohemian Rulers in Their Place