Books

The State and the Farmer

With Peter Self.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1963; paperback edition, 1971.

The Complete Anti-Federalist

Editor.  7 vols.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981Selections from the 7-volume edition were published in one volume as The Anti-Federalist.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985.

The Anti-Federalist

– Editor.  Abridged by Murray Dry from The Complete Anti-Federalist.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985.

Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing

– Edited by Joseph M. Bessette.  Washington: The AEI Press, 1995.
Table of Contents: Foreward  Joseph Cropsey 1.  Editor’s Introduction  Joseph M. Bessette Part One: Constitutional Foundations 2.  The Constitutional Convention: Toward a More… More

Essays

The “Chicago School” of Political Science

– Unpublished essay from remarks delivered to graduate students at the University of Chicago, early 1960s. Reprinted in Joseph Bessette, ed. Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1995.

The Birch in the Cupboard

– With Peter Self.  Public Law (Winter 1960). Reprinted in The State and the Farmer,  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1963; paperback edition, 1971.

William Blackstone

– In Leo Strauss and Joseph Cropsey, eds. History of Political Philosophy. Chicago: Rand McNally, 1963, 1972; Chicago: University of Chicago, 1987. Reprinted in Joseph Bessette, ed. Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1995.

The Problem of Big Government

– In Robert A. Goldwin, ed. A Nation of States: Essays on the American Federal System. Chicago: Rand McNally, 1963. Reprinted in Joseph Bessette, ed. Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1995.

Political Parties and the Bureaucracy

– In Robert A. Goldwin, ed. Political Parties U.S.A. Chicago: Rand McNally, 1964. Reprinted in Joseph Bessette, ed. Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1995.

The School of Slavery: A Reconsideration of Booker T. Washington

– In Robert A. Goldwin, ed. One Hundred Years of Emancipation. Chicago: Rand McNally, 1964. Reprinted in Joseph Bessette, ed. Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1995.
Table of Contents: Harry V. Jaffa, “The Emancipation Proclamation” Roy Wilkins, “Emancipation and Militant Leadership” Herbert J. Storing, “The School of Slavery: A… More

The Role of Government in Society

– Unpublished essay from a speech delivered at the University of North Carolina on February 25, 1967. Reprinted in Joseph Bessette, ed. Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1995.

Introduction to The Creation of the Presidency

– "Introduction" to Charles C. Thach Jr., The Creation of the Presidency. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1969. Reprinted in Joseph Bessette, ed. Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1995.

The Case Against Civil Disobedience

– In Robert A. Goldwin, ed. On Civil Disobedience. Chicago: Rand McNally, 1969. Reprinted in Joseph Bessette, ed. Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1995.

What Country Have I? Political Writings by Black Americans

– "Introduction" to What Country Have I? Political Writings by Black Americans. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1970. Reprinted in Joseph Bessette, ed. Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1995.

Interest Groups and the Public Interest

– With Peter Self. The State and the Farmer. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1963; paperback edition, 1971. Reprinted in Joseph Bessette, ed. Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1995.

The Achievement of Leo Strauss

National Review 25 (December 7, 1973). Reprinted in Joseph Bessette, ed. Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1995.

The Presidency and the Constitution

– Unpublished essay from a speech delivered at Beloit College in March 1974. Reprinted in Joseph Bessette, ed. Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1995.

A Plan for Studying the Presidency

– Proposal submitted to President Gerald Ford in 1975. Reprinted in Joseph Bessette, ed. Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1995.

Liberal Education and the Common Man

– Unpublished essay written for a conference at Hillsdale College in February 1975. Reprinted in Joseph Bessette, ed. Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1995.

Slavery and the Moral Foundations of the American Republic

– In Robert A. Goldwin and Art Kaufman, eds. Slavery and Its Consequences: The Constitution, Equality, and Race. Waldorf, MD: AEI Press, 1988. Also in Robert H. Horwitz, ed. The Moral Foundations of the American Republic.  Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 1986; reprinted in 2001. Reprinted in Joseph Bessette, ed. Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1995.

In Defense of the Electoral College

– Statement on Proposals for Direct Popular Election of the President of the United States, July 22, 1977. Reprinted in Joseph Bessette, ed. Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1995.

American Statesmanship: Old and New

– In Robert Goldwin, ed. Bureaucracy, Policy Analysis, Statesmen: Who Leads? Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1980. Reprinted in Joseph Bessette, ed. Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1995.

Frederick Douglass

– In Morton J. Frisch and Richard G. Stevens, eds. American Political Thought: The Philosophic Dimensions of American Statesmanship. Second edition. Itasca, IL: Peacock, 1983. Reprinted in Joseph Bessette, ed. Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1995.

The Constitutional Convention: Toward a More Perfect Union

– In Morton J. Frisch and Richard G. Stevens, eds. American Political Thought: The Philosophic Dimensions of American Statesmanship. Ithaca, IL: F. E. Peacock Publishers, Inc., 1983.  Reprinted in Joseph Bessette, ed. Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1995.

The Constitution and the Bill of Rights

– In Robert Goldwin and William Schambra, eds. How Does the Constitution Secure Rights? Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1985. Reprinted in Joseph Bessette, ed. Toward a More Perfect Union: Writings of Herbert J. Storing. Washington, DC: AEI Press, 1995.

Commentary

Against the Union

– Leonard W. Levy, New York Times, February 21, 1982.
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… More

No to Leviathan

– M.E. Bradford, National Review, September 17, 1982.
Review of The Complete Anti-Federalist.

Herbert Storing and the Study of Constitutional Law

– Peter Schultz and Gary L. McDowell, Teaching Political Science (1985).
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… More

An American Scholar by Jeremy Rabkin

– Jeremy Rabkin, Public Interest, Spring 1996.
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… More

A Symposium on Herbert J. Storing

– Joseph Bessette, Political Science Reviewer 29 (2000), 2–7.
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… More

Storing’s Turn to the American Founding by Michael Zuckert

 Michael Zuckert, Political Science Reviewer 29 (2000).
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… More

Herbert Storing’s Constitutionalism by Ralph Rossum

– Ralph Rossum, Political Science Reviewer 29 (2000).
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… More

Remembering Herbert Storing by Walter Berns

– Walter Berns, in Democracy and the Constitution: Landmarks of Contemporary Political Thought (Washington, DC: AEI Press, 2006).
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… More

The Constitutional Liberty of the Antifederalists

– Gordon Lloyd, Library of Law and Liberty, March 3, 2013.
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… More

What Is an American Conservative?

– Patrick J. Deneen, The American Conservative, October 9, 2013.
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… More

Multimedia

Gary Schmitt on Herbert J. Storing

– Video, Foundation for Constitutional Government, August 13, 2015.
Summary: Gary Schmitt of the American Enterprise Institute discusses the late scholar of American politics and the American regime, Herbert J. Storing (1928 – 1977).

Teaching

Note to students of Herbert Storing

Note to students of Herbert Storing: We are looking for syllabi and audio recordings from Storing’s classes. If you have materials of interest that you would like to share,… More

Syllabi

These syllabi were provided by Joseph M. Bessette, Tuohy Professor of Government and Ethics at Claremont McKenna College. If you have materials of interest that you would like to share,… More