Machiavelli’s The Prince

– a new translation with introduction, University of Chicago Press, 1985; second edition, with corrections and a glossary, 1998.


– Yale University Press, 2006.  Italian trans., Virilità, Rizzoli, 2006.


Comment on Mr. Plumb’s Paper

– "Comment on Mr. Plumb’s Paper," Man Versus Society in Eighteenth-Century Britain, James Clifford, ed., London: Cambridge University Press, 1968.

Impartial Representation

– "Impartial Representation," Representation and Misrepresentation, R.A. Goldwin, ed., Chicago, Il.: Rand Mcnally, 1968, pp. 91-114.

Modern and Medieval Representation

– "Modern and Medieval Representation," Nomos, vol. XI (1968), in Representation, J.R. Pennock and J. Chapman. eds., 1968, pp. 55-82.

Burke on Christianity

– "Burke on Christianity," Studies in Burke and His Time, Vol. 9 (1968), pp. 864-865.

Bolingbroke, 1st Viscount

– "Bolingbroke, 1st Viscount," and "Burke, Edmund," Encyclopedia Americana, New York: Americana Corporation, 1969.

Review of Politics and Experience

– Review of Politics and Experience, Preston King and B. C. Parekh, eds., Studies in Burke and His Time, vol. 10 (1969): 1284-87.

Necessity in the Beginning of Cities

– "Necessity in the Beginning of Cities," The Political Calculus: Essays in Machiavelli's Philosophy,  A. Parel, ed., Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1972, pp. 101-126.

Review of Thomas Jefferson as Social Scientist

– Review of Thomas Jefferson as Social Scientist, by C. Randolph Benson, and Thomas Jefferson: A Well-Tempered Mind, by Carl Binger, American Political Science Review, vol. 67 (1973): 982-84.

Review of Polybius

– Review of Polybius, by F. W. Walbank, Political Theory, vol. 3 (1975): 232-34.

The Prestige of Public Employment

– "The Prestige of Public Employment," Public Employee Unions, A.L. Chickering, ed., San Francisco, California: Institute for Contemporary Studies, 1976, pp. 35-50.

Review of The Machiavellian Moment

– Review of The Machiavellian Moment: Florentine Political Thought and the Atlantic Republican Tradition, by J. G. A. Pocock, American Political Science Review, vol. 71 (1977): 1151-52.

Review of Thomas Hobbes in His Time

– Review of Thomas Hobbes in His Time, Ralph Ross, Herbert W. Schneider, and Theodore Waldman, eds., American Political Science Review, vol. 71 (1977): 660:61.

Representation: The Perennial Issues

Representation: The Perennial Issues, with Robert Scigliano, pamphlet published by the American Political Science Association, 1978, 80 pp.

Thomas Jefferson

– "Thomas Jefferson," American Political Thought, M. Frisch and R. Stevens, eds., New York, 1971, pp. 23-50; republished in Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson, H.C. Mansfield, Jr., ed., Crofts Classics, 1978.

On the Political Character of Property in Locke

– "On the Political Character of Property in Locke," Powers, Possessions and Freedom: Essays in Honour of C.B.MacPherson, A. Kontos, ed., Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1979, pp. 23-38.

Review of The Public’s Business

– Review of The Public's Business: The Politics and Practices of Government Corporations, by Annmarie Hauck Walsh, in Political Science Quarterly, Spring 1979.

Review of John Locke and the Theory of Sovereignty

– Review of John Locke and the Theory of Sovereignty: Mixed Monarcy and the Right of Resistance in the Political Thought of the English Revolution, by J. H. Franklin, Review of Metaphysics, vol. 32 (June 1979): 752-54.

The Ambivalence of Executive Power

– "The Ambivalence of Executive Power," The Presidency in the Constitutional Order,  J. Bessette and J. Tulis, eds.,  Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University Press, 1981, pp. 314-334.

A Medley of ‘Mediology’

– "A Medley of ‘Mediology,'" review of Le Pouvoir Intellectuel en France, by Regis Debray, Government and Opposition, vol. 16 (1981): 254-57.

Review of The Quattrocento Dialogue

– Review of The Quattrocento Dialogue: Classical Tradition and Humanist Innovation, by D. Marsh, Review of Metaphysics, vol. 34 (June 1981): 794-95.

The Anti-Power Ethic

– "The Anti-Power Ethic," review article in Government and Opposition, Vol. 17 (1982), pp. 362-369.

How Dangerous Is Machiavelli?

– "How Dangerous Is Machiavelli?," review of Citizen Machiavelli, by Mark Hulliung, Review of Politics, vol. 47 (1985): 298-300.

The Teflon Presidency

– “The Teflon Presidency,” The New Federalist Papers, The Claremont Institute, 28 June 1985.

The Forms of Liberty

– "The Forms of Liberty," Democratic Capitalism? Essays in Search of a Concept, Fred E. Baumann, ed., Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1986, pp. 1-21.

Edmund Burke

– "Edmund Burke," History of Political Philosophy, Leo Strauss and Joseph Cropsey, eds., 3rd ed., Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

Republicanizing the Executive

– "Republicanizing the Executive," Saving the Revolution: The Federalist Papers and the American Founding, Charles R. Kesler, ed., New York: The Free Press, 1987, pp. 168-184.

The Partisan Historian

– "The Partisan Historian," review of The Cycles of American History, by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., American Spectator, February 1987.

Machiavelli and the Modern Executive

– "Machiavelli and the Modern Executive," Understanding the Political Spirit, Catherine H. Zuckert, ed., New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988, pp. 88-110.

Democracy and the Great Books

– "Democracy and the Great Books," an exchange with Richard Rorty, The New Republic, April 4, 1988.  Also published in French, Commentaire, Summer 1988, pp. 492-6.

Constitutional Fideism

– "Constitutional Fideism," review article in Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities, vol. 1 (1988), pp. 181-86.

The Revival of Constitutionalism

– "The Revival of Constitutionalism," The Revival of Constitutionalism, James W. Muller, ed., Lincoln, Nebraska: Nebraska University Press, 1989, pp. 214-27.

Social Science and the Constitution

– "Social Science and the Constitution," Confronting the Constitution, Allan Bloom, ed., American Enterprise Institute Press, 1990, pp. 411-436.

The State of Harvard

– "The State of Harvard," review article in The Public Interest, No. 101 (Fall 1990), pp. 113-123.

Tough Times for the President

– "Tough Times for the President," review of The Beleaguered Presidency, by Aaron Wildavsky, Review of Politics, vol. 54 (1992): 680-82.

Political Parties and American Constitutionalism

– “Political Parties and American Constitutionalism," American Political Parties and Constitutional Politics, Peter W. Schramm and Bradford P. Wilson, eds.,  Rowman and Littlefield, 1992, pp. 1-16.

Dewey, All-Out Democrat

– "Dewey, All-Out Democrat," review of John Dewey and American Democracy, by Robert B. Westbrook, Times Literary Supplement, 24 January 1992, 26.

Review of The Counter-Reformation Prince

– Review of The Counter-Reformation Prince: Anti-Machiavellianism or Catholic Statecraft in Early Modern Europe, by Robert Bireley, American Historical Review, vol. 97 (February 1992): 182.

The Vision Thing

– “The Vision Thing," Times Literary Supplement, February 7, 1992, pp. 3-4.

When the People Have Spoken

– "When the People Have Spoken," review of We the People, by Bruce Ackerman, Times Literary Supplement, 24 April 1992.

Only Amend

– "Only Amend," New Republic, 6 July 1992, 13-14.

The Great Edmund Burke

– "The Great Edmund Burke," review of The Great Melody, by Conor Cruise O'Brien, New Criterion, November 1992.

Change and Bill Clinton

– “Change and Bill Clinton,” Times Literary Supplement, November 13, 1992, ppp. 14-15.

The Silence of a Mechanism

– "The Silence of a Mechanism," review of The Silence of Constitutions: Laws, Men, and Machines, and American Political Ideas, by Michael Foley, Government and Opposition, vol. 28 (1993): 126-29.

Review of Machiavelli in Hell

– Review of Machiavelli in Hell, by Sebastian de Grazia, and The Machiavellian Cosmos, by Anthony J. Parel, American Political Science Review, vol. 87 (1993): 764-65.

A Debatable Fusion

– "A Debatable Fusion," review of The Shaping of American Liberalism, by David F. Ericson, Times Literary Supplement, 23 July 1993, p. 26.

Returning to the Founders

– "Returning to the Founders: the Debate on the Constitution," review of The Debate on the Constitution, Bernard Bailyn, ed., New Criterion, September 1993.

Responsibility and its Perversions

– "Responsibility and its Perversions," Individualism and Social Responsibility, W. Lawson Taite, ed., The University of Texas at Dallas, 1994, pp. 79-99.

The Unfinished Revolution

– "The Unfinished Revolution," Three Beginnings: Revolution, Rights, and the Liberal State,  Stephen F. Englehart and John Allphin Moore, Jr., eds.,  New York: Peter Lang, 1994, pp. 9-30.  Reprinted in The Legacy of the French Revolution, Ralph C. Hancock and L. Gary Lambert, eds., Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 1996. pp. 19-41.

Equality and Comfort

– "Equality and Comfort," review of Liberty, Justice, Order, by John Morton Blum, Times Literary Supplement, 10 June 1994, 13.

Why Equality is Ridiculous

– "Why Equality is Ridiculous," review of In Defense of Elitism, by William A. Henry III, Wall Street Journal, 6 September 1994, A10.

Foolish Cosmopolitanism

– "Foolish Cosmopolitanism," reply to Martha Nussbaum, Boston Review, October-November 1994, 10.

Political Theory as Historical Artifact

– "Political Theory as Historical Artifact," review of The Descent of Political Theory, by John G. Gunnell, Review of Politics, vol. 57 (1995): 372-74.

Democracy and Populism

– "Democracy and Populism," A New Moment in the Americas, Robert S. Leiken, ed., New Brunswick, N. J.: Transaction Publishers, 1995. pp. 27-30.

Machiavelli and the Idea of Progress

– "Machiavelli and the Idea of Progress," History and the Idea of Progress, Arthur Melzer, jerry Weinberger, and Richard Zinman, eds., Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995.

Real Change in the USA

– “Real Change in the USA,” Government and Opposition, vol. 30 (1995), pp. 35-47.


– "Veritas," The National Endowments: A Critical Symposium, L. Jarvik, H. London, and J. Cooper, eds., Los Angeles: The Center for the Study of Popular Culture, 1995.

Less Means Less

– "Less Means Less," review of Dead Right, by David Frum, Times Literary Supplement, 10 February 1995.

Friends and Founders

– "Friends and Founders," review of The Republic of Letters: The Correspondence between Thomas Jefferson & James Madison, John Morton Smith, ed., New Criterion, May 1995.

A Gay Makes His Case

– "A Gay Makes His Case," review of Virtually Normal, by Andrew Sullivan, Wall Street Journal, 31 August 1995.

Look, No Tocqueville!

– "Look, No Tocqueville!," review of The Next American Nation, by Michael Lind, National Interest, no. 41 (Fall 1995): 99-102.

The National Prospect

– "The National Prospect," a symposium, Commentary Magazine, November 1995, 85-86.

Passions et intérêts

– “Passions et intérêts,” Dictionnaire de Philosophie Politique, Philippe Raynaud and Stéphane Rials, eds., Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1996, pp. 453-457.

Was It Really a Myth?

– "Was It Really a Myth?" review of The Myth of American Individualism, by Barry Alan Shain, Times Literary Supplement, 09 February 1996.

An Idea and Its Consequences

– "An Idea and Its Consequences," review of Neoconservatism: The Autobiography of an Idea, by Irving Kristol, National Review, 12 February 1996, 27-28.

A Great-books Junior College

– "A Great-books Junior College," symposium entitled "Nineteen Great Ideas for Repairing Civic Life," Policy Review, March-April 1996, p. 23.

The Unprincipled Majority

– "The Unprincipled Majority," review of Freedom's Law: The Moral Reading of the American Constitution, by Ronald Dworkin, Times Literary Supplement, 06 December 1996.

The Tragedy of Weber

– "The Tragedy of Weber: John Patrick Diggins, Max Weber," review of Max Weber: Politics and the Spirit of Tragedy, by John Patrick Diggins, Weekly Standard, 8 December 1996.

Virilité et Libéralisme

– “Virilité et Libéralisme,” Archives de Philosophie du Droit, Vol. 41 (1997), pp. 25-42.

The Legacy of the Late Sixties

– “The Legacy of the Late Sixties,” Reassessing the Sixties, Stephen Macedo, ed., New York: W. W. Norton, 1997. Pp. 21-45.

Karl Popper

– "Karl Popper," Panorama, 16 January 1997.

Ancient or Modern?

– "Ancient or Modern?" review of Machiavelli's Three Romes, by Vickie B. Sullivan, Times Literary Supplement, 11 April 1997.


– "Backlash," review Women and the Common Life: Love, Marriage, and Feminism, by Christopher Lasch, Weekly Standard, 14 April 1997.

Gentlemen’s Gentleman

– "Gentlemen's Gentleman: Edmund Burke's Critique of Theory," Times Literary Supplement, 11 July 1997.

The City of Manent

– "The City of Manent: A French Political Philosopher Examines Modernity," review of The City of Man, by Pierre Manent, Weekly Standard, 15 June 1998.

Why a Good Man is Hard to Find

– "Why a Good Man is Hard to Find: Feminism Liberated Men, Too," The Women’s Quarterly, no. 17 (Autumn 1998), pp. 4-6.

A Nation of Consenting Adults

– "A Nation of Consenting Adults: The Democrats Are the Party of Moral Laxity, and the Republicans Are the Party of Moral--What?," Weekly Standard, 15 November 1998.

Review of Machiavelli

– Review of Machiavelli, by Maurizio Viroli, American Political Science Review, vol. 93 (1999): 964-65.

Whatever Happened to Scepticism?

– "Whatever Happened to Scepticism?" review of New Federalist Papers, by Alan Brinkley, Nelson W. Polsby, and Kathleen M. Sullivan, and The Reopening of the American Mind, by James W. Vice, Times Literary Supplement, 26 February 1999.

Consulting Old Nick

– "Consulting Old Nick," review of Machiavelli on Modern Leadership, by Michael Ledeen, and The New Prince, by Dick Morris, Wall Street Journal, 10 June 1999, A24.

Naturally Proud

– "Naturally Proud," review of The Great Disruption, by Francis Fukuyama, Times Literary Supplement, 16 July 1999.

Majority Tyranny in Aristotle and Tocqueville

– “Majority Tyranny in Aristotle and Tocqueville,” Friends and Citizens: Essays in Honor of Wilson Carey McWilliams, Peter Dennis Bathory and Nancy L. Schwartz, eds., Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000, pp. 289-297.

The Cuckold in Machiavelli’s Mandragola

– "The Cuckold in Machiavelli's Mandragola," The Comedy and Tragedy of Machiavelli; Essays on the Literary Works, Vickie B. Sullivan, ed., New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2000, pp. 1-29.

The Trouble with Stanley

– "The Trouble with Stanley," review of The Trouble with Principle, by Stanley Fish, National Review, 7 February 2000, 46-48.

The Twofold Meaning of Unum

– “The Twofold Meaning of Unum,” Reinventing the American People, Robert Royal, ed., Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 1995, pp. 103-113.  French translation, "E pluribus unum: la double signification du principe d'unité dans la devise des Etats-Unis," Esprits Libres, Politique et Culture, No. 1, Spring 2000, pp. 6-18.

The Right to Be Respectable

– "The Right to Be Respectable," review of Free Speech and the Politics of Identity, by David A. J. Richards, Times Literary Supplement, 11 August 2000.

What We’ll Remember in 2050

– "What We'll Remember in 2050," Chronicle of Higher Education, 5 January 2001, B16.  Reprinted in Bush v. Gore, E. J. Dionne, Jr. and William Kristol, eds., Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2001, 340-41.

The Founders’ Honor

– The Founders’ Honor: There's More to American Politics Than Self-Interest or Principle, Weekly Standard, 3 September 2001.

Political Correctness

– “Political Correctness,” Gladly to Learn and Gladly to Teach: Essays on Religion and Political Philosophy in Honor of Ernest L. Fortin, A.A., Michael P. Foley and Douglas Kries, eds., Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2002, 257-270.

Uses of Ambition

– "Uses of Ambition," review of Constitutional Self-Government, by Christopher L. Eisgruber, Times Literary Supplement, 19 July 2002, 29.

How Harvard Compromised Its Virtue

– "How Harvard Compromised Its Virtue," Chronicle of Higher Education, 21 February 2003, B7-8.  Also published as "Harvard's Virtue," Academic Questions, vol. 15, no. 4 (Fall 2002): 15-20.

Liberty and Virtue in the American Founding

– "Liberty and Virtue in the American Founding," Never a Matter of Indifference: Sustaining Virtue in a Free Republic, Peter Berkowitz, ed., Hoover Institution Press, 2003.

The Christian Socrates

– "The Christian Socrates," review of Dissent and Philosophy in the Middle Ages: Dante and His Precursors, by Ernest L. Fortin, Claremont Review of Books, Fall 2003.

Be a Man

– "Be a Man," review of From Chivalry to Terrorism, by Leo Braudy, Wall Street Journal, 29 October 2003.

Ronald Wilson Reagan

– “Ronald Wilson Reagan,” Presidential Leadership: Rating the Best and the Worst in the White House, James Taranto and Leonard Leo, eds., New York: Free Press, 2004.

The Captive Woman

– "The Captive Woman," Claremont Review of Books, Summer 2004.

Love in the Ruins

– "Love in the Ruins: Men, Women, and the Way We Live Now," review of Taking Sex Differences Seriously, by Steven E. Rhoads, Weekly Standard, 2 August 2004.

An Undergrad in Full

– “An Undergrad in Full,” review of I am Charlotte Simmons, by Tom Wolfe, Wall Street Journal, 5 November 2004.

Greek Books, American Life

– "Greek Books, American Life: The Wisdom of Eva Brann, Tutor and Philosopher," review of Open Secrets / Inward Prospects: Reflections on World and Soul, by Eva Brann, Weekly Standard, 20 June 2005.

Burke’s Conservatism

– “Burke’s Conservatism,” An Imaginative Whig: Reassessing the Life and Thought of Edmund Burke, Ian Crowe, ed., Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 2005, 59-70.

Older and Wiser?

– “Older and Wiser?,” contribution to a symposium in the Weekly Standard, 19 September 2005.

The Cost of Free Speech

– "The Cost of Free Speech: In the Universities It's Almost as High as the Tuition," review of Restoring Free Speech and Liberty on Campus, by Donald Alexander Downs, Weekly Standard, 3 October 2005.

The People and Their Power

– "The People and Their Power," review of The Rise of American Democracy, by Sean Wilentz, Wall Street Journal, 13 October 2005.

Tocqueville’s New Political Science

– "Tocqueville’s New Political Science," with Delba Winthrop, The Cambridge Companion to Tocqueville, Cheryl B.Welch, ed., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp. 81-107.

Stranger in a Strange Land

– "Stranger in a Strange Land," review of American Vertigo, by Bernard-Henri Lévi, Wall Street Journal, 27 January 2006.

A New Feminism

– "A New Feminism," Imprimis, June 2006, reprinted in Society, January/February 2007.

Good and Happy

– "Good and Happy," review of Happiness: A History, by Darrin M. McMahon, and Stumbling on Happiness, by Daniel Gilbert, New Republic, 3 July 2006.

Rational Control

– “Rational Control,” The New Criterion, September 2006, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 39-44.

At Universities, Little Learned From 9/11

– "At Universities, Little Learned From 9/11: After Five Years, Universities Remain Committed to Multiculturalism above All Else," Weekly Standard, 14 September 2006.

Have It Your Way

– "Have It Your Way," Wall Street Journal, 16 November 2006.

Democracy and Greatness

– "Democracy and Greatness: The Education Americans Need," Weekly Standard, 11 December 2006.

La Démocratie et la Providence

– “La Démocratie et la Providence,” Raymond Aron et la Démocratieau XXIe Siècle, Elisabeth Dutartre, ed., Actes du Colloque International, Paris, 11-12 mars 2005, Paris: Editions de Fallois, 2007, pp. 37-40, 52.

Lacking Elevation

– "Lacking Elevation," review of Hugh Brogan’s Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life, New Criterion, May 2007, pp. 64-67.

The Case for the Strong Executive

– "The Case for the Strong Executive," Claremont Review of Books, Spring 2007, pp. 21-24, reprinted in the Wall Street Journal, 2 May 2007.

How to Understand Politics

– "How to Understand Politics," revised version of 2007 Jefferson Lecture, First Things, August/September 2007.

Atheist Tracts

– "Atheist Tracts," Weekly Standard, 13 August 2007.

Timeless Mind

– "Timeless Mind," review of Eugene Sheppard’s Leo Strauss and the Politics of Exile and Daniel Tanguay’s Leo Strauss, Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2007/08.

Charity in Speech

– "The Common Form of All the Virtues," a sermon delivered in Appleton Chapel, Harvard University, February 12, 2008, Claremont Review of Books, Spring 2008.

Hook-Up or Shut Up

– "Hook-Up or Shut Up," review of Sex and the Soul, by Donna Freitas, Wall Street Journal, 29 April 2008.

High Five

– "High Five," Forbes Magazine, 17 February 2009.

Men, Science, and Evolutionary Theory

– "Men, Science, and Evolutionary Theory," review of Men: Evolutionary and Life History, by Richard Bribiescas, Forbes Magazine, 26 Februaruy 2009.

Consequential Ideas

– "Consequential Ideas: Exploring the Subtle Dangers of 'Soft Despotism' in Democracies," review of Soft Despotism, Democracy's Drift: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Tocqueville and the Modern Prospect, by Paul A. Rahe, Weekly Standard, 22 June 2009.

What Obama Isn’t Saying

– "What Obama Isn’t Saying: The Apolitical Politics of Progressivism," Weekly Standard, 8 February 2010.

Too Much Justice?

– "Too Much Justice?," interview in The Utopian, 30 March 2010.

Washington Square

– "Washington Square," review of Washington Square, by Henry James, Claremont Review of Books, 18 October 2010.

The Degradation of Modern Democracy

– "The Degradation of Modern Democracy," review of The Servile Mind: How Democracy Erodes the Moral Life, by Kenneth Minogue, Claremont Review of Books, 3 January 2011.

Is the Imperial Presidency Inevitable

– "Is the Imperial Presidency Inevitable," review of The Executive Unbound, by Eric A. Posner and Adrian Vermeule, New York Times, 13 March 2011.

Manliness and Morality

– "Manliness and Morality: The Transgressions of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn," Weekly Standard, 6 June 2011.

The Vexing Virtue

– "The Vexing Virtue," review of Loyalty: The Vexing Virtue, by Eric Felten, Defining Ideas, 1 September 2011.

A Truly American Scholar

– "A Truly American Scholar: James Q. Wilson Was Able to Make Students Enthusiastic over Prudence, While Other Teachers Gained Applause Only with Displays of Liberalism or Extremism," Wall Street Journal, 5 March 2012.

Democracy without Politics

– "Democracy without Politics," review of Democracy without Politics, by Steven Bilakovics, Defining Ideas, 14 March 2012.

The Majesty of the Law

– "On the Majesty of the Law," Wiley Vaughn Lecture, Harvard Law School, 4 April 2012.

Obama’s Ennui

– "Obama's Ennui: And Romney's Achievement," Weekly Standard, 15 October 2012.

Tocqueville’s Machiavellianism

– Harvey C. Mansfield and Delba Winthop, “Tocqueville's Machiavellianism,” Perspectives on Political Science 43, no. 2 (Apr.–June 2014): 87–92.  

Seeing America in the Spirit of Tocqueville

– "Seeing America in the Spirit of Tocqueville: A Conversation on Democracy in America with Harvey Mansfield," Interview by Chris Barker and Tao Wang, Anamnesis Journal,  Fall, 2014.

On Walter Berns and Harry Jaffa

– Harvey C. Mansfield, "Scholars of American Politics: The contributions of Walter Berns and Harry Jaffa," Weekly Standard, February 9, 2015.

Secret Teaching

– Harvey Mansfield, "Secret Teaching," Claremont Review of Books, Spring: 2015.

Party of Virtue

– Harvey Mansfield, "Our Parties: Part II," City Journal, Spring: 2015.

Dressing Up

– "Dressing Up," Weekly Standard, June 19, 2015.

Machiavelli’s Enterprise

– "Machiavelli's Enterprise," Machiavelli's Legacy, Timothy Fuller ed., University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia, 2015.

Aristotle on Economics and the Flourishing Life

– Mansfield, Harvey. "Aristotle and Human Flourishing." In Economic Freedom and Human Flourishing: Perspectives from Political Philosophy, edited by Michael R. Strain and Stan A. Veuger. American Enterprise Institute Press, 2016


The 30 Years’ War

– Janet Tassel, "The Thirty Years War," Harvard Magazine, September 1999.

Jaffa vs. Mansfield

– West, Thomas G., "Jaffa vs. Mansfield," Perspectives on Political Science, Claremont Institute, Fall 2002.

The Harvey Mansfield Story

– Eric P. Newcomer, “The Harvey Mansfield Story: Harvard’s Political Philosopher,” Harvard Crimson, March 1, 2012.  

Machiavelli’s Virtue

– Robert D. Kaplan, “Machiavelli’s Virtue,” Stratfor Global Intelligence, March 20, 2013.


Life and Work of Harvey Mansfield

– "Life and Work of Harvey Mansfield," panel discussion with William Kristol, W. Carey McWilliams, Thomas G. West, and George F. Will, C-SPAN, 1 September 2000.

Democracy in America

– "Democracy in America," interview with Brian Lamb, C-SPAN, 17 October 2000.

Is Manliness A Virtue

– "Is Manliness A Virtue," lecture, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 27 February 2004.

Conservatism Today

– "Conservatism Today," lecture, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 3 June 2005.

Oldest Conflict of All

– "Oldest Conflict of All," Harvey Mansfield and Laura Kipnis, Chicago Humanities Festival, 2006.

After Words: Manliness

– "After Words with Harvey Mansfield," interview with Naomi Wolf, C-SPAN, 15 March 2006.

Taming the Prince

– "Taming the Prince," lecture delivered to the John Marshall International Center for the Study of Statesmanship, 16 October 2009.

Role of Government

– Role of Government Panel Discussion hosted by the New Criterion Magazine, Princeton Club, New York City, November 9, 2010. Panelists were Harvey C. Mansfield, WIlliam Kristol and Amity Shlaes, Discussion of the Federalist, Progressive era, and other constitutional issues.

A Conversation with Peter Thiel

A conversation with: Peter Thiel, founding CEO of PayPal; Member, Board of Directors, Facebook; entrepreneur; and venture capitalist and Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, William Ziegler Professor at Harvard Business School, co-sponsored by the Program on Constitutional Government, 6 February 2012.

Harvey Mansfield 80th Birthday Conference Panel 1: Party Government

– Harvey Mansfield on his 80th Birthday: A Review of His Works.  This event is sponsored by the Program on Constitutional Government in the Department of Government, and in affiliation with the Center for American Political Studies, Harvard University.  30 March 2012.

Harvey Mansfield 80th Birthday Conference Panel 3: Executive Power

– Harvey Mansfield on his 80th Birthday: A Review of His Works.  This event is sponsored by the Program on Constitutional Government in the Department of Government, and in affiliation with the Center for American Political Studies, Harvard University.  30 March 2012.

Milestones in the History of Free Society

– Milestones in the History of Free Society -- And Prospects for Perpetuation, A conference of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Princeton University May 20 - 21, 2013.

Is Machiavelli a Philosopher?

– Harvey C. Mansfield "Is Machiavelli a Philosopher?" Panel hosted by Program on Constitutional Government, Harvard University, September 19, 2013.

Mansfield vs. Grade Inflation

– "Harvard Professor Gives Two Sets Of Marks To Combat Grade Inflation" interview with Harvey C. Mansfield, Here and Now, National Public Radio, December 4, 2013.