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Harvey C. Mansfield

Harvey C. Mansfield is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Government at Harvard University, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and the author of numerous books, including, most recently, Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2011). His translations of Machiavelli and Tocqueville have been acclaimed for their clarity and fidelity to the text.

Professor Mansfield has held Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships and has been a Fellow at the National Humanities Center. He has received the Joseph R. Levenson award for his teaching at Harvard University, the Sidney Hook Memorial award from the National Association of Scholars, and the National Humanities Medal. Invited in 2007 to deliver the Jefferson Lecture of the National Endowment for the Humanities, his remarks were entitled “How to Understand Politics: What the Humanities Can Say to Science.”

Professor Mansfield’s works are collected at

In The New Atlantis

Science and Non-Science in Liberal Education

Number 39 ~ Summer 2013


  • Statesmanship and Party Government: A Study of Burke and Bolingbroke (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
  • Selected Writings (Jefferson and Mansfield, Harlan Davidson, 2011)
  • Co-translator, with Delba Winthrop, Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (University of Chicago Press, 2011)
  • Tocqueville: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • Manliness (Yale University Press, 2007)
  • A Student's Guide to Political Philosophy (Intercollegiate Studies Institute, 2001)
  • Machiavelli's New Modes and Orders: A Study of the Discourses on Livy (University of Chicago Press, 2001)
  • Tyranny and Liberty: Big Government and the Individual in Tocqueville's Analysis of Democracy (Institute of US Studies at the University of London, 1999):
  • Machiavelli's Virtue (University of Chicago Press, 1998)
  • Discourses on Livy (trans Mansfield et Nathan Tarcov, University of Chicago Press, 1998):
  • The Prince: Second Edition (trans Mansfield, University of Chicago Press, 1998):
  • Co-author, with Pierre Manent and John Waggoner, Tocqueville and the Nature of Democracy (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996)
  • Responsible Citizenship: Ancient and Modern (Oregon Humanities Center, 1994)
  • America's Constitutional Soul (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993)
  • Co-translator, with Laura F. Banfield, Florentine Histories (Princeton University Press, 1990)
  • Taming the Prince (Free Press, 1989)
  • Selected Letters of Edmund Burke (University Chicago Press, 1984)
  • The Spirit of Liberalism (Harvard University Press, 1979)