Excerpt: Diamond and Storing were associated with conservative politics, and both largely accepted that description of their views. But we must recall that both died in 1977 (another of those amazing coincidences of history), before Reagan Republicanism came… More
Paul O. Carrese, American Political Thought 4:2 (Spring 2015), pp. 259-288.
Abstract: In an era concerned with dysfunction in American politics, polarization, and the relevance of academia for ameliorating these problems, the fiftieth anniversary of a debate about American political science permits rediscovery of the philosophical… More
Excerpt: Earlier this week I began a series of lectures in one of my classes on the thought of the Anti-Federalists. I began by echoing some of the conclusions of the great compiler and interpreter of the Anti-Federalist writings, Herbert Storing, whose… More
Excerpt: Herbert Storing shifts the issue from faith to reason and thus invites us to judge whether or not the Antifederalists warnings about the potentiality of the Constitution make sense. Storing argues that the Antifederalists are relevant, but… More
Methodological Pluralism and Philosophical Moderation in the Study of America’s Constitutional Politics: The Enduring Relevance of Herbert Storing– Paul Carrese, APSA 2012 Annual Meeting Paper.
Abstract: It is fifty years since Herbert Storing edited Essays on the Scientific Study of Politics, a collection of analyses that criticized the behavioralist and positivist revolution in social science and particularly political science. Two preliminary… More
Recovering, Restoring, and Renewing the Foundations of American Public Administration: The Contributions of Herbert J. Storing– Morgan, D. F., Kirwan, K. A., Rohr, J. A., Rosenbloom, D. H. and Schaefer, D. L., in Public Administration Review 70, no. 4 (July/August 2010), 621–33.
Abstract: Public administration continues to face an identity crisis that turns on the question of whether the animating principles of the discipline are to be discovered in the political foundations of a given regime, or whether they are to be found in more… More
Almost thirty years have passed since Robert Goldwin called from Washington and said that Herbert Storing had died. I must have uttered a cry, because my wife, who was across the room, rose up startled; I then broke into tears. How else does one hear the news… More
Excerpt: With a view to the enterprise (both inspiring and daunting) of writing about the achievement of my teacher, it becomes necessary to raise the question, In the final analysis, what is the essence or core of Herbert Storing’s work? The question… More
Excerpt: In July of 1977 (less than two months before his death) Herbert Storing made one of his very few forays into the public policy arena by testifying before the U.S. Senate against replacing the electoral college with the direct popular election of… More
Excerpt: Only weeks before his death, Herbert J. Storing served as a discussant on a panel at the 1977 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association entitled “Whatever Happened to the Constitution in the Study of Constitutional… More
Excerpt: Had Herbert Storing lived the proverbial three score and ten years he would almost certainly be recognized as one of the leading, perhaps, the very leading scholar on the founding of the second half of the twentieth century. As it happened, his… More
Abstract: This article introduces a group of essays on Herbert J. Storing and his works. The essays cover his approaches to the American founding, American constitutionalism, the problematic nature of democracy, the moral community, and the Presidency.
Excerpt: Herbert Storing was probably the outstanding scholar of the American Founding of the past generation. Before he died in 1977—of a heart attack at the age of 49—he had completed most of the work on a fully annotated, seven-volume collection of… More
Abstract: Herbert Storing taught students at the University of Chicago about the Constitution by using a textual rather than the usual thematic basis. Students read, discussed, and analyzed the entire Constitution. This textual approach serves to undermine… More
Review of The Complete Anti-Federalist.
Review of The Complete Anti-Federalist.
Excerpt: Storing’s ”The Complete Anti-Federalist” is a work of magnificent scholarship, the first collection to include all of the substantial Anti-Federalist writings unabridged and in accurate text. Publication of these volumes is a civic… More