Richard Samuelson

About Richard Samuelson

Richard A. Samuelson is Associate Professor of History at California State University, San Bernardino. He has held fellowships or teaching appointments at Princeton University, Claremont McKenna College, the University of Paris VIII, the National University of Ireland, Galway. Although he has published on a range of subjects, his principal works focus on the political and constitutional ideas of the American founding era. Dr. Samuelson is currently completing a book on John Adams’ political thought, "John Adams and the Republic of Laws". He received his Ph.D. in American history from the University of Virginia

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Posts by Richard Samuelson:


American Citizenship and Our Guests


When Justice Plays the Racial Numbers Racket


From the Puritans to the Tea Party


Immigration and the American Exception


Spinners in the Hands of an Angry God


They Want to Be Like Abe


“Government Is the Only Thing that We All Belong To”


The Theory and Practice of Toleration


Judicial Deference, Self-government, and Judicial Rule, or Have a Coke and a Smile


Taxation v. Regulation: A Revolutionary Question


John Adams’s Reconciliation of a Theory of Liberty with a Practice of Liberty


What Senator Schumer Can Learn from George Washington


John Adams and Religious Liberty: What Our Second President Can Teach Us About Constitutional Compromise


The Folly of Judicial Restraint in an Age of Judicial Supremacy