We are excited to introduce a new series of essays, A New Republic of Letters. Deriving its name from a term Thomas Jefferson used to refer to the Founding generation’s civic-minded “men of letters,” this series showcases the work of the faculty in our academic network. A wide range of topics concerning the American founding and American political thought will be addressed, and each essay will evidence the thoughtfulness and care that is characteristic of our faculty.
The most recent issue, featured below, is an essay by JMC fellow Diana Schaub discussing the remarkable rhetoric and political thought expressed in Abraham Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address. It was originally published in National Affairs (Spring, 2014). Check back here and follow us on facebook and twitter for future issues.