Bio

Peter Berkowitz teaches at George Mason University School of Law and is the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

He is the author of Virtue and the Making of Modern Liberalism (Princeton University Press, 1999), and Nietzsche: The Ethics of an Immoralist (Harvard University Press, 1995).

He is co-founder and director of the Israel Program on Constitutional Government, a member of the Policy Advisory Board at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and served as a senior consultant to the President’s Council on Bioethics.

He is the editor of the companion volumes Varieties of Conservatism in American (Hoover Institution Press, 2004) and Varieties of Progressivism in America (Hoover Institution Press, 2004), as well as of The Future of American Intelligence (Hoover Institution Press, 2005), Terrorism, the Laws of War, and the Constitution: Debating the Enemy Combatant Cases (Hoover Institution Press, 2005), and Never a Matter of Indifference: Sustaining Virtue in a Free Republic (Hoover Institution Press, 2003).

With coeditor Tod Lindberg he has launched Hoover Studies in politics, economics, and society.  Published in cooperation with Rowman and Littlefield, the series of concise books includes Confirmation Wars: Preserving Independent Courts in Angry Times, by Benjamin Wittes (2006);  Warrant for Terror: Fatwas of Radical Islam and the Duty to Jihad, by Shmuel Bar (2006); Fight Club Politics: How Partisanship is Poisoning The House of Representatives, by Juliet Eilperin (2006); Uncertain Shield: The U.S. Intelligence System in the Throes of Reform, by Richard A. Posner (2006); and  Preventing Surprise Attacks: Intelligence Reform in the Wake of 9/11, by Richard A. Posner (2005).

He has written articles, essays, and reviews on a variety of subjects for a variety of publications, including the American Political Science Review, the Atlantic Monthly, the Boston Globe, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Claremont Review of Books, Commentary, Critical Review, First Things, Haaretz, the Jerusalem Post, the London Review of Books, National Review, The New Republic, the New York Post, the New York Sun, Perspectives on Politics, Policy Review, the Public Interest, the Times Literary Supplement, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Weekly Standard, the Wilson Quarterly, and the Yale Law Journal.

He holds a JD, and a PhD in political science, from Yale University; an MA in philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; and a BA in English literature from Swarthmore College.


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