Political Theory

Liberty, Democracy, and American Constitutionalism


Conferees explored three prominent critics of modern democracy—John Hallowell, Irving Babbitt, and Walter Lippmann—to consider how democracy can and cannot be reformed.


Conference Readings

Babbitt, Irving. Democracy and Leadership. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 1979.

Hallowell, John. The Moral Foundation of Democracy. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2007.

Lippmann, Walter. The Phantom Public. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2015.