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 HarveyMansfield.org.

In The New Atlantis