Patrick J. Garrity, a long-time friend and contributor to the Claremont Review of Books, passed away on May 10 from complications of skin cancer. He was executive director of the Classics of Strategy and Diplomacy project and had been, most recently, a senior fellow with the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia (part of a team focusing on the secret White House tapes of President Richard Nixon) and a senior fellow with the Claremont Institute.

He published widely on international relations, the history of American foreign policy, and American national security policy, and was the author of In Search of Monsters to Destroy? American Foreign Policy, Revolution, and Regime Change, 1776–1900 (2012); co-author of A Sacred Union of Citizens: George Washington’s Farewell Address and the American Character (1996; with Matthew Spalding) and of You Run the Show or the Show Runs You: Capturing Professor Harold Rood’s Thought for a New Generation (2014; with J.D. Crouch II); and the co-editor of the forthcoming Averting Doomsday: Arms Control during the Nixon Presidency (with Erin R. Mahan) and the forthcoming United and Independent: John Quincy Adams on American Foreign Policy (with Benjamin Judge).

His writings over the years for the CRB include

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