Samuel Goldman is an assistant professor of Political Science at the George Washington University, where he is Director of the Politics & Values Program and Executive Director of the Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom. Before coming to GW, he received his Ph.D. from Harvard and was a postdoctoral fellow in Religion, Ethics & Politics at Princeton. In addition to his book, he has published scholarly essays on Reinhold Niebuhr, Leo Strauss, Alexis de Tocqueville and other thinkers. Goldman also serves as literary editor of Modern Age: A Conservative Review. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, First Things, The Jewish Review of Books, and many other publications.