Walter Berns: Reminiscences

Karlyn Bowman, Gary Schmitt, and Scott Walter, AEIdeas, January 12, 2015.


I’ve “known” Walter Berns since the early 1970s.  As an undergraduate and graduate student studying political science at, respectively, the University of Dallas and the University of Chicago, I had read any number of pieces by Walter by the time I finished my PhD course work. His writings were models of clarity and insights and, most often, an exacting challenge to then conventional understandings of the American constitutional order and its underpinnings. In short, while not a teacher of mine, Walter was from very early on a mentor for sure.

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