JMC Fellow Steven Smith Interviewed on Recent Book

Steven B. Smith, JMC Fellow and Yale Professor, is interviewed by the MacMillan Report at Yale University on his recent book, Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow.


Steven B. Smith is the Alfred Cowles Professor of Political Science and co-director of the Center for the Study of Representative Institutions at the MacMillan Center, which focuses on the theory and practice of representative government in the Anglo-American world. His research interests include the history of political philosophy with special attention to the problem of the ancients and moderns, the relation of religion and politics, and theories of representative government. His best known publications include “Spinoza’s Book of Life,” “The Cambridge Companion to Leo Strauss,” and “Political Philosophy.”