Commentary

Robert George’s Conservative Thinking in the Age of Trump

- The Wall Street Journal, Feb 24, 2017.
The Princeton legal scholar on America’s refugee policy, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and his ‘I told you so’ moment with liberal friends over the recent flood of executive orders. Excerpt: Princeton University professor Robert George hasn’t… More

Half the Republican Field Seeks Advice From This Princeton Professor

- Melinda Henneberger, Bloomberg Politics, October 21, 2015.
Excerpt: Robert P. George is not a political consultant. “I’m not Karl Rove or David—what’s his name?—Axelrod.” In fact, he says, “Any candidate who’d ask me for campaign advice should drop out immediately, because he’s too stupid to be… More

Meet the Professor Every Conservative Student Should Know About

- Ryan Shinkel, The College Fix, November 27, 2014.
To summarize the biography and works of one Robert P. George would be to put in writing a wealth of wisdom and experience few can match. It is sufficient to mention that this Princeton University scholar is called by The New York Times “The… More

“Swarthmore at its Best” — An Interview with Robert George

- Victor Gomes, The Phoenix, February 27, 2014.
1) Could you describe your background and beliefs throughout your life? Your beliefs before going into Swarthmore, during, after, and currently. Have you noticed, looking back, any way in which they’ve substantially changed? I grew up in West Virginia in a… More

Conservative Princeton Law Prof. Robert P. George Is New USCIRF Chair

- Tyler O'Neil, The Christian Post, July 26, 2013.
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) announced earlier this week its new chair, Princeton Professor of Jurisprudence Robert P. George, a conservative intellectual who even Democrats laud as a good pick. “I really… More

“Sustained by Faith”: An interview with Robert P. George

- Kevin Spinale, America: The National Catholic Review, November 7, 2011.
As the holder of the McCormick Chair in Jurisprudence at Princeton University and the founding director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, is well known for his intellectual rigor and dedication to politics. One of the… More

The Conservative-Christian Big Thinker

- David Kirkpatrick, New York Times, December 16, 2009.
Excerpt: At the center of the event was Robert P. George, a Princeton University professor of jurisprudence and a Roman Catholic who is this country’s most influential conservative Christian thinker. Dressed in his usual uniform of three-piece suit, New… More

A Mind on the Right

- Paul Wachter, Swarthmore Bulletin, January, 2009.
Excerpt: Robert George ’77, a leading conservative public intellectual, remembers the precise moment that he was set on the path to becoming an academic: It was when he first encountered Plato’s dialogue Gorgias in Kenneth Sharpe’s political theory… More

Heretic in the Temple

- J. I. Merritt, Princeton Alumni Weekly, October 8, 2003.
Excerpt: The lecturer in Politics 315 – Constitutional Interpretation, or “Coninterp,” as generations of students have called it – came to class, as usual, wearing a dark three-piece suit, a white shirt, and a tie, and he carried his papers in a black… More

Conservative Heavyweight

- Anne Morse, Crisis Magazine, September 1, 2003.
Excerpt: Professor Robert P. George is pacing around a Princeton auditorium before 200-plus undergraduates, preparing to wage an intellectual shock-and-awe campaign against illogical thinking. “Some politicians say that they’re ‘personally opposed’ to… More