Peter Augustine Lawler, 1951-2017

Peter Augustine Lawler

Peter Augustine Lawler, Dana Professor in Government at Berry College and Jack Miller Center fellow, passed away unexpectedly on the night of Tuesday, May 22.

Professor Lawler was a prolific writer and a beloved teacher. He authored fifteen books, including Modern and American DignityPostmodernism Rightly Understood, Aliens in America, Stuck with VirtueHomeless and at Home in America, and, with Robert Schaefer, American Political Rhetoric; he has written hundreds of articles and popular blogs for a variety of outlets, including National Review, the Weekly Standard, and First Things; and he has given over a hundred talks at colleges and universities across the country. He was a mentor to countless students, including many in the Jack Miller Center’s community of fellows.

His friends, colleagues and students remember him for his wisdom, his humility, his generosity, his wry sense of humor, and the astounding breadth of his knowledge.

Click here for Professor Lawler’s obituary.

Some recollections of his life and legacy by friends and former students can be found here:

· National Review: Titus Techera, Nicolas Franovich, Peter Spiliakos
· Weekly Standard
· The Federalist: Yuval Levin, Flagg Taylor
· The American Conservative: Rod Dreher, Sam Goldman
· Library of Law and Liberty
· Intercollegiate Studies Institute
· American Greatness

Many of Professor Lawler’s essays and blog posts can be found here:

· National Review
· Weekly Standard
· The Federalist
· Minding the Campus
· Intercollegiate Review and Modern Age
· First Things
· Big Think
· The Public Discourse
· The Imaginative Conservative
· Ethika Politika
· Human Events
· New Atlantis

The following is a lecture Professor Lawler gave at the University of North Carolina in 2013: