Tracing the radically different conceptions of human flourishing that have been in contention over the past half-millennium can help us acquire self-knowledge.
Diana Schaub is professor of political science at Loyola University Maryland. Her book His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation (St. Martin’s Press) will be published later this year.
Articles by Diana Schaub
The failed emancipator and the Great Emancipator.
When reading, never give short shrift to the obvious.
Visiting the new Museum of the American Revolution.
The true meaning of friendship.
A new pictorial biography of Frederick Douglass.
A review of Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality, by Danielle Allen.
A review of Lincoln's Tragic Pragmatism: Lincoln, Douglas, and Moral Conflict, by John Burt
A review of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, by Robert C. Bartlett and Susan D. Collins
Malcolm Xâ€™s strangely American life.
What we’ve lost in the age of Facebook.
A review of Montesquieu and the Logic of Liberty, Soft Despotism, Democracy's Drift: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Tocqueville, and the Modern Prospect, by Paul A. Rahe
Great political oratory depends on an occasion, as does great statesmanship itself.
The democratization of American political oratory.
The problem of misunderstanding Lincoln.
Mansfield and Manliness.