I am excited to announce that Brian Smith will join Law and Liberty full time on January 3rd as our Managing Editor. He is no stranger to this space and has penned impressive contributions on Hayek and the Trump presidency and Walker Percy’s assessment of what ails America. Brian has been Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Law at Montclair State College, and he will now make the transition from academic life on the East Coast to writing and editing in the great Hoosier state. As a teacher and a writer, Brian has been all about identifying and defending the cultural and moral preconditions for maintaining a free society against the myriad challenges facing liberal regimes. I actually think that’s a good description of what this journal is doing on a daily basis.
Brian holds a Ph.D from Georgetown in Political Thought. He is the author of the recently published book, Walker Percy and Politics of the Wayfarer (Lexington, 2017), which is the current podcast at LibertyLawTalk. He has also published articles on Adam Smith, Edmund Burke, Alexis de Tocqueville, and Alexander Hamilton in a range of academic journals including: Journal of International Political Theory, Polity, Perspectives on Political Science, Journal of Markets and Morality, and Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy. In addition, Brian won the Templeton Enterprise Award for Best Article on the Culture of Enterprise, October 2007 “Adam Smith, the Concept of Leisure, and the Division of Labor.”
I am absolutely positive that Brian will bring a range of new contributions and ideas to Law and Liberty that will make us an even more interesting place to hang out.