"High Five," Forbes Magazine, 17 February 2009.
By his own admission, Harvey Mansfield has barely left Harvard‘s campus since 1949. A teacher of political philosophy since 1962, Mansfield is also a distinguished research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. His latest book, Manliness, explores why the subject is largely absent from contemporary discourse. A recipient of Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships and a 2004 winner of the National Humanities Medal, Mansfield has written on topics from Edmund Burke, Alexis de Tocqueville and Machiavelli to executive power, feminism and affirmative action. Here, Mansfield picks his five favorite mystery writers.