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Ken Masugi is a senior fellow of the Claremont Institute.
Dr. Masugi has extensive experience in government and academia. Following his initial appointment at the Claremont Institute (1982-86), he was a special assistant to then-Chairman Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (1986-1990). After his years in Washington, he held visiting university appointments at James Madison College of Michigan State University and the Ashbrook Center of Ashland University. He was John M. Olin Distinguished Visiting Professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
With Brian Janiskee, Dr. Masugi is co-author of Democracy in California: Politics and Government in the Golden State (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004) and co-editor of The California Republic: Institutions, Statemanship, and Policies (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004). He is co-editor of seven other books on American politics and political thought. His current book project is a work on citizenship and multiculturalism, which uses the standards of the American Founding to critique the comtemporary attack on a common citizenship.
He is the author of numerous essays and reviews of works on political theory, constitutional law, public policy, and films. Dr. Masugi has also published in the popular press, including the Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register, Washington Post, Washington Times, National Review, and the Weekly Standard. He also sits on the editorial boards of Perspectives on Political Science and Interpretation.
Articles by Ken Masugi
No jurist has done more than Clarence Thomas to oppose the Progressive synthesis of leviathan and anarchy.
Restoring the political philosophy of republicanism to a place of honor.
Not your father's 13th Amendment.
Lincoln’s statesmanship countenanced the less perfect in pursuit of the more perfect.
Republicans need to rethink their policy goals and their political appeal.
Rethinking Japanese relocation, Trump style.
The current CMC Administration is hell-bent to turn a preeminent liberal arts college into a reeducation camp.
Students of Abraham Lincoln marvel that, when not quite 29, he warned of a towering genius...
A conversation with James Q. Wilson
A report from the Democratic and Republican conventions
Reviving the moral sciences
Three authors on nuclear policy and public opinion about the bomb
A review of Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez, by Richard Rodriguez
Drucker, Adler, and Rorty each make some contribution toward combating the prevalent relativism of contemporary scholarly thought but nonetheless fail to seriously consider the place of splendor in the way we live our lives.
Abraham Lincoln was not only our greatest rhetorician and statesman, but a man who understood and encouraged abundant economic opportunity, writes Ken Masugi
In the end, public opinion is central to the perpetuation of our political institutions.
Reason and revelation at the movies
A new edition of Democracy in America revives thoughts of aristocracy in a decidedly democratic Age.