Work in Progress

Book Project

Against Localism: An American Tradition and Its Discontents

Articles in Progress

“The Principle of Subsidiarity: A Democratic Interpretation”
“Stephen Douglas’s Self-Deception: Popular Sovereignty in the Territories”
“Aristocracy in America: Tocqueville’s Theory of White Supremacy” (with Jennie Ikuta, University of Tulsa)
“The Illusion of Contract: Hobbes and Paternal Dominion”

Future Projects

“Tocqueville Was Not a Localist: Correcting a Misreading”
“Anti-Federalism, Localism, and Adam Smith”
Developmental Supranationalism: A Defense
“Has ‘Islamic Extremism’ Replaced Communism in the American Conservative Imagination?”
“Conservative Apotheosis: The Role of the Constitution in Post-War Fusionism”
“The Ideological Origins of the Veto Power in the United States”