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Diana Schaub

Contributing Editor

Diana SchaubDiana Schaub, a New Atlantis contributing editor, is a professor of political science at Loyola University Maryland and a member of the Hoover Institution’s Jill and Boyd Smith Task Force on the Virtues of a Free Society. In 2001, she was the recipient of the Richard M. Weaver Prize for Scholarly Letters. From 2004 to 2009 she was a member of the President’s Council on Bioethics. She is the author of Erotic Liberalism: Women and Revolution in Montesquieu’s Persian Letters (Rowman and Littlefield, 1995), along with a number of book chapters and articles in the fields of political philosophy and American political thought. She is also a co-editor (with Amy and Leon Kass) of What So Proudly We Hail: The American Soul in Story, Speech, and Song (ISI, 2011). Beyond The New Atlantis, Ms. Schaub’s work has also appeared in National AffairsThe New Criterion, The Public Interest, The American Enterprise, the Claremont Review of Books, Commentary, First Things, The American Interest, and City Journal.

From 1994 to 1995 Ms. Schaub was the postdoctoral fellow of the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University. She has taught at the University of Michigan at Dearborn and served as assistant editor of The National Interest. She earned an A.B. from Kenyon College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

In The New Atlantis

Attention Deficit

Number 47 ~ Fall 2015

Dog’s Best Friend

Number 38 ~ Winter/Spring 2013

Montesquieu’s Popular Science

Number 20 ~ Spring 2008

Bioethics and The Public Interest

Number 15 ~ Winter 2007

Methuselah and Us

Number 4 ~ Winter 2004


  • What So Proudly We Hail: The American Soul in Story, Speech, and Song, co-edited with Amy A. Kass and Leon R. Kass (ISI, 2011)
  • Erotic Liberalism: Women and Revolution in Montesquieu’s Persian Letters (Rowman and Littlefield, 1995)

  • Other Publications

  • “Booker T. Washington and the Promise of Racial Reconciliation,” Makers of American Political Thought Series (Heritage Foundation), June 13, 2016
  • “Lincoln and the Other Washington,” Library of Law and Liberty (blog), February 15, 2016
  • “Dysfunction Is No Excuse for Misreading the Constitution,” Library of Law and Liberty (blog), October 9, 2015
  • “Self-Government and the Declaration of Independence,” Claremont Review of Books (online only), July 16, 2015
  • “The Legacy of Mr. Spock: Reason and Reverence,” Library of Law and Liberty (blog), April 1, 2015
  • “Remembrance of Things Past,” Library of Law and Liberty (blog), August 22, 2014
  • “The End Is Night,” Library of Law and Liberty (blog), July 28, 2014
  • “Lincoln at Gettysburg,” National Affairs, Spring 2014
  • “Equality and Liberty,” Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2014
  • “From Statesman to Secular Saint: Booker T. Washington on Abraham Lincoln,” essay in Natural Right and Political Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Catherine Zuckert and Michael Zuckert, ed. Ann Ward and Lee Ward (Notre Dame, 2013)
  • “Code of the Gentleman,” Claremont Review of Books, Fall 2012
  • “Civics Without a Country?” Academic Questions, Fall 2012
  • “Solve for X,” Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2011
  • “Symposium Spring 2011: Shane,” Counterpoint, May 23, 2011
  • “‘Unfriending’ Friendship,” Claremont Review of Books, Winter/Spring 2011
  • “The Spirit of the Laws,” Claremont Review of Books, Spring 2010
  • “America at the Bat,” National Affairs, Winter 2010
  • “On the Anniversary of Tocqueville’s Death,” First Things Online, April 16, 2009
  • “The Great Debate,” Claremont Review of Books, Winter 2008
  • “Since When is TV a Need?,” Baltimore Sun, January 15, 2009
  • “Different Messages,” Baltimore Sun, July 6, 2008
  • “Commentary on Meilaender and Lawler,” in Human Dignity and Bioethics, March 2008
  • “Commentary on Nussbaum, Shell, and Kass,” in Human Dignity and Bioethics, March 2008
  • “Ageless Mortals,” Cato Unbound, December 5, 2007
  • “Our Favorite Frenchman,” American Interest, November-December 2007
  • “The Greatness and Decline of American Oratory,” Claremont Review of Books, Summer 2007
  • “Mystic Chords of Memory,” Claremont Review of Books, Fall 2006
  • “Black Rednecks and White Liberals,” Society, May/June 2006
  • “Man’s Field,” Claremont Review of Books, Spring 2006
  • “Montesquieu on Slavery,” Perspectives on Political Science, Spring 2005
  • “Levine, Alan. Sensual Philosophy,” Review of Metaphysics, December 2004
  • “Bioethics and the Constitution,” The Public Interest, Summer 2004
  • “Honor’s Champion,” The Public Interest, Spring 2003
  • “Slavery Plus Abortion,” The Public Interest, Winter 2003
  • “Abraham Lincoln and the Pillars of Liberty,” Academic Questions, Winter 2002-2003
  • “Debating the Human Future,” First Things, January 2003
  • “The Pillars of the Temple of Liberty,” chapter in The Survival of Culture: Permanent Values in a Virtual Age, ed. Hilton Kramer and Roger Kimball (Ivan R. Dee, 2002)
  • “The Pillars of the Temple of Liberty,” New Criterion, April 2002
  • “Can Liberal Education Survive Liberal Democracy?” The Public Interest, Spring 2002
  • “Captain Kirk and the Art of Rule,” chapter in Faith, Reason, and Political Life Today, ed. Peter Augustine Lawler and Dale McConkey (Lexington Books, 2001)
  • “Bobos in Purgatory,” The Public Interest, Fall 2000
  • “Heroism Goes to the Dogs,” American Enterprise, September 2000
  • “The Spirit of a Free Man,” The Public Interest, Summer 2000
  • “The Liberation of Women: Old and New,” chapter in The Liberal Tradition in Focus: Problems and New Perspectives, ed. Joao Carlos Espada, Marc F. Plattner, and Adam Wolfson (Lexington Books, 2000)
  • “On the Character of Generation X,” The Public Interest, Fall 1999
  • “Of Believers and Barbarians,” chapter in Early Modern Skepticism and the Origins of Toleration, ed. Alan Levine (Lexington Books, 1999)
  • “Perspectives on Slavery: Beaumont’s Marie and Tocqueville’s Democracy in America,” Legal Studies Forum, 1998
  • “French Salons/American Saloons,” The Public Interest, Fall 1998
  • “Machiavelli’s Realism,” National Interest, September 1, 1998
  • “In the Middle,” Commentary, June 1998
  • “Patriotic Political Science,” The Public Interest, Spring 1998
  • “Gen X is OK, part 2,” American Enterprise, January 1998
  • “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” The Public Interest, Fall 1997
  • “From Boys to Men,” The Public Interest, Spring 1997
  • “Montesquieu on ‘The Woman Problem,’” chapter in Finding a New Feminism: Rethinking the Woman Question For Liberal Democracy, ed. Pamela Grande Jensen (Rowman & Littlefield, 1996)
  • “Marriage Envy,” The Public Interest, Winter 1996
  • “Race and the Forging of Liberalism,” Perspectives on Political Science, Fall 1996
  • “Sisters at Odds,” The Public Interest, Winter 1995
  • “The Learning of Liberty,” Academic Questions, March 1995
  • “Frederick Douglass’s Constitution,” chapter in The American Experiment: Essays on the Theory and Practice of Liberty, ed. Peter Augustine Lawler and Robert Martin Schaefer (Rowman & Littlefield, 1994)
  • “Erotic Adventures of the Mind,” The Public Interest, Winter 1994
  • “The Content of Our Character,” Commentary, February 1991
  • “Race and the Constitution,” The Public Interest, Fall 1990
  • “Franklin of Philadelphia,” Commentary, June 1986