With the welcome publication of the important Recovering Reason: Essays in Honor of Thomas L. Pangle (ed. Timothy Burns, here) we now have an accessible bibliography for those of us interested in the work of a true exemplar of the philosophic life, its depth and its joy. This post merely transcribes said bibliography.
(Note 1: For an important lecture by Professor Pangle on the nature of Socratic Political Philosophy following Leo Strauss see here . Only viewable on the Windows Platform).
(Note 2: For a recent interview by the Jack Miller Center see here . )
(Note 3: Those seriously interested but unable to have access to most of these works, specially in developing countries, contact me.)
Bibliography of the Published Work of Thomas L. Pangle
Montesquieu ‘s Philosophy of Liberalism; A Commentary on The Spirit of the
Laws. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Review of Charles Yost’s The Conduct and Misconduct of American Foreign
Policy. Yale Review 62. no. 4 (June); XVI-XVIII.
Review of R. Hackforth’s Plato’s Phaedo, Phaedrus. and Philebus. American
Political Science Review 68, no. I (Mar.): 258-260.
Review of John Stuart Mill, The Later Letters (4 vols.) edited by Francis E.
Mineka and Dwight N. Lindley. Yale Review 63, no. 1 (Oct.): VIII-XII.
“England After 1832.” The Yale Review 65, no. 1 (Oct.): 143-46. (Review
essay of Collected Works of Walter Bagehot, edited by Norman St. John
Stevas. The Political Essays, Vols. V-VIII.)
“‘The Political Psychology of Religion in Plato’s Laws.” American Political
Science Review 70. no. 4: 1059-77.
“The Moral basis of National Security: Four Historical Perspectives.” In
Historical Dimensions of National Security Studies, edited by Klaus Knorr.
307-72. Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas.
Review of Eric Voegelin’s From Enlightenment to Revolution. Political Theory
4, no. 1 (Feb.): 104-08.
Review of G. M. A. Grube’s Plato: Republic. American Political Science Review
71 no. 3: 1336-37.
“Rediscovering Rights.” The Public Interest 50 (Winter): 157-60. (Review
essay of Ronald Dworkin’s Taking Rights Seriously.)
“The Period of Cold War.” The Yale Review 67, no. 2 (Dec.): 289 -92. (Review
essay of Daniel Yergin’s The Shattered Peace.)
Review of Michael Walzer’s Just and Unjust Wars. American Political Science
Review 72, no. 4: 1393-95.
Review of D. J. Manning, Liberalism. American Political Science Review 72,
no. 4: 1380-81.
Review of Melvin Richter’s The Political Theory of’ Montesquieu and David
Carrithers’ A Compendium of The Spirit of the Laws. Political Theory 6, no
“A Note on the Theoretical Foundation of the Just War Doctrine,” The Thomist
43, no. 3: 464-73.
Review of W. B. Gallie’s Philosophers of Peace and War. Review of
Metaphysics 33. no. 2.
The Laws of Plato, translated with notes and a book-length interpretive study.
New York: Basic Books.
Review of Charles Beitz’s Political Theory and International Relations. Review
of Metaphysics 34. no. 1.
“Restoring the Human Rights Tradition” (co-authored with Clifford Orwin).
This World 1, no. 3 (Fall): 21-41.
“The Roots of Contemporary Nihilism and its Political Consequences According
to Nietzsche” Review of Politics 45. no. 1: 45-70.
Review of Frederick Vaughun’s The Tradition of Political Hedonism: From
Hobbes to J S Mill. The Mill Newsletter 19: 30-32.
“Introduction” to Studies in Platonic Political Philosophy, by l.eo Strauss, 1-26.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
”Federalists and the Idea of’ Virtue” In This Constitution (Bicentennial
Publication of the American Political Science Association and the American
Historical Association), no. 5: 19-25.
“The Philosophic Foundation of Human Rights” (co-authored with Clifford
Orwin). In Human Rights in Our Time, edited by Marc F. Plattner, 1-22.
Boulder, Colorado: Wcstview Press..
“The Political Defense of Socratic Philosophy: A Study of Xenophon’s Apology
of Socrates to the Jury.” Polity 18. no 1: 98-114
“Socrates on the Problem of Political Science Education.” Political Theory 13.
no. l: 112-37.
“Patriotism American Style.” The National Review 37:23 (Nov. 29); 10-34.
”The Platonism of Leo Strauss; A Reply to Harry Jaffa.” The Claremont Review
of Books 4. no.. 1: 18-20.
The ‘Warrior Spirit’ as an Inlet to the Political Philosophy of Nietzsche’s
Zarathustra. Nietzsche-Studien:. Internationales Jahrbuch für die
Nietzsche-Forschung 15: 140-79.
“The Ancestry of American Republicanism.” Humanities 7. no. 1 (Feb.): 12-15.
Reprint of “Restoring the Human Rights Tradition” (co-authored with Clifford
Orwin). The Best of This World, Michael Scully, editor. 177-97. Lanham.
Md.: University Press of America.
Review of Robert Brown’s The Nature of Social Laws. Machiavelli to Mill.
Canadian Journal of Political Science 19. no. 2 (June): 407-09.
The Roots of Political Philosophy Ten Forgotten Socratic Dialogues, translated
with interpretive studies. Editor and author of editor’s introduction and of
interpretive study of Theages, and translator of Minos and Theages. Ithaca .
Cornell University Press: simultaneous, paperback edition in The Agora
“The Federalist Papers’ Vision of Civic Health and the Tradition Out of Which
That Vision Emerges.” Western Political Quarterly 39, no. 4: 577-602.
“Nihilism and Modern Democracy in the Thought of Nietzsche.” In The Crisis
of Liberal Democracy, edited by Kenneth L. Deutsch and Walter Soffer,
180-211. (Revised and expanded version of “The Roots of Contemporary
Nihilism and its Political Consequences According to Nietzsche,” 1983.)
Albany; SUNY Press. Series in Political Theory—Contemporary Issues.
“Restoring the Human Rights Tradition.” This World and subsequently in The
Best of This World. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America: 177-97.
(Reprint, in slightly different version, of “The Philosophic Foundation of
Human Rights,” co-authored with Clifford Orwin. 1984.)
“Political Theory in Contemporary- France: Towards a Renaissance of Liberal
Political Philosophy?” PS 20. no. 4: 999-1003
“Executive Energy and Popular Spirit in Lockean Constitutionalism>”
Presidential Studies Quarterly 17. no. 2; 253-65.
“The Federalists.” Humanities 8. no. 2 (March/April): 14-17.
“The Constitution’s Human Vision.” The Public Interest 86 (Winter): 77-90.
“La philosophie de la Constitution americaine” Commentaire 38 (Summer):
264-72. (A translation by Pierre Manent of “The Constitution’s Human
“Civic Virtue: The Founders’ Conception and the Traditional Conception.” In
Constitutionalism and Rights, edited by- Gary Bryner and Noel Reynolds.
105-40. Provo. Utah: Brigham Young University Press.
“Epilogue: Leo Strauss and the History of Political Philosophy” (co-authored
with Nathan Tarcov). In History of Political Philosophy. 3rd and revised
edition, edited by Leo Strauss and Joseph Cropsey. 907-38. Chicago:
University of Chicago Press.
“Montesquieu.” In The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Political Thought. edited by
David Miller et al. . Malden. Ma.: Blackwell Publishers.
The Spirit of Modern Republicanism; The Moral Vision of the American
Founders and the Philosophy of Locke. Chicago: University of Chicago
“Montesquieu.” In Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800. edited by James
Person, Jr.. 35-52. Gale Publishing.
Paperback reprint of The Laws of Plato. Chicago: University of Chicago Press
Paperback edition of Montesquieu Philosophy ‘of Liberalism: A Commentary
on The Spirit of the Laws.
The Rebirth of Classical Political Rationalism. An Introduction to the Thought of Leo Strauss. Editor, and author of editor’s Introduction: vii-xxxvii, Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
“Justice and Legal Education.” Journal of Legal Education 39, no. 2: 157-65.
“Entering the Great Debate.” Academic Questions 4, no. 2: 22-29.
“A Commentary on Nathan Glazer’s ‘The Constitution and American
Diversity.” In Forging Unity Out of Diversity; The Approaches of Eight
Nations, edited by Robert A. Goldwin et al.. 85-100. Washington: AEI
“The Achievement of the Constitution, as Viewed by the Leading Federalists.”
In Principles of the Constitutional Order. The Ratification Debates, edited
by Robert L. Utley. Jr.. 49-61. Lanham. Md.: University Press of America.
“Religion in the Thought of Some of the Leading American Founders.” Notre
Dame Journal of Law, Ethics. and Public Policy 4: 37-50.
Review of Sanford Levinson’s Constitutional Faith. Social Science Quarterly
Review of Ralph Lerner’s “The Thinking Revolutionary Principle and Practice
in the New Republic. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and
Social Science 503.no. 1 (May): 170-71.
Paperback edition of The Spirit of Modern Republicanism; The Moral Vision of
the American Founders and the Philosophy of Locke.
“The Philosophical Roots of the Bill of Rights: The Federalists’ and Anti-
Federalists’ Conceptions of Rights.” The Political Science Teacher 3, no. 2:
“The Philosophic Understandings of Human Nature Informing the
Constitution.” In Confronting the Constitution, edited by Allan Bloom, 8-
76. Washington: AEI Press.
Review of R. F. Stalley’s An Introduction to Plato’s Laws. Ancient Philosophy
“The Socratic Critique of Sophistry.” Modern Age 33. no. 1: 75-78. (Review of
Patrick Coby’s Socrates and the Sophistic Enlightenment.)
Review of Steven B. Smith’s Hegel’s Critique of Liberalism. Social Science
“On the Epistolary Dialogue Between Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin.” Review
of Politics 53. no. 1: 100 125.
“Republicanism and Rights.” In The Framers and Fundamental Rights, edited
by Robert Licht. 102-20. Washington: AEI Press.
“The Classical Challenge to the American Constitution.” Chicago—Kent Law
Review 66,no. I: 145-76.
“Comments on Cass Sunstein’s ‘Republicanism and the Preference Problem.'”
Chicago—Kent Law Review 66, no. 1:205-11.
“The Philosophic Conception of Rights Informing the Constitution.” The Public
Interest Law Review: 27-46.
“Plato’s Gorgias as a Vindication of Socratic Education.” Polis 10. no. 1: 3-21.
The Ennobling of Democracy: The Challenge of the Postmodern Age.
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
“The Liberal Paradox.” Crisis 10. no. 5 (May): 18-25.
“A Critique of Hobbes’s Critique of Biblical and Natural Religion in
Leviathan.’ Jewish Political Studies Review 4, no. 2; 25-57.
“The Liberal Critique of Rights in Montesquieu and Hume.” La Revue
Tocqueville/The Tocqueville Review 13, no. 2: 31-42.
Review of John Ralston Saul’s Voltaire’s Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason
in the West. The Toronto Star weekend edition (Sept. 26).
The Learning of Liberty The Educational Ideas of the American Founders, co-
authored with Lorraine Smith Pangle. Lawrence. KS: University Press of
Kansas. American Political Thought Series.
Paperback edition of The Ennobling of Democracy.
La renaissance du rationalisme politique classique. (Trench translation, by
Pierre Guglielmina, of The Rebirth of Classical Political Rationalism.)
Editions Gallimard Bibliothèque de Philosophie.
‘Platonic Political Science in Strauss and Voegelin.” In Faith and Political
Philosophy: The Correspondence Between Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin.
1934-1964, edited by Peter Emberley and Barry Cooper, 321-47.
University Park. Pa.: The Pennsylvania Slate University Press (Reprint of
“On the Epistolary Dialogue Between Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin.'”
“The Accommodation of Religion: A Tocquevillian Perspective.” In The
Canadian and American Constitutions in Comparative Perspective, edited
by Marian C. McKenna. 3-24. Calgary: University of Calgary Press.
Review of Martin Diamond’s. As Far As Republican Principles Will Admit. The
Public Interest no. 110(Jan 1): 120-26.
Review of Curtis N. Johnson’s Aristotle’s Theory of the State. Phoenix 67, no. 1:
“Socrates in the Context of Xenophon’s Political Writings.” In The Socratic
Movement, edited by M A. Vander Waerdt. 127-50. Ithaca: Cornell
“On the Epistolary Dialogue Between Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin.” In Leo
Strauss: Political Philosopher and Jewish Thinker, edited by Kenneth L.
Deutsch and Walter Nicgorski, 231-56. Lanham. Md.: Rowman &
Littlefield. (Slightly revised version of “Platonic Political Science in
Strauss and Voegelin,” 1993.)
“South Africa, Viewed Through the Eyes of the American Constitution.” In
South Africa’s Crisis of Constitutional Democracy: Can the U.S.
Constitution Help?, edited by Robert A. Licht and Bertrus De Villiers. 33-
46. Washington and Cape Town: Juta & Co., Ltd. and AEI Press
Review of Paul Rahe’s Republics Ancient and Modern. Political Theory 22. no
Encyclopedia of Democracy. 4 vols. Editor. Washington. Congressional
Political Philosophy and the Human Soul: Essays in Memory of Allan Bloom.
Co-editor with Michael Palmer. Lanham. Md : Rowman and Littlefield.
“The Hebrew Bible’s Challenge to Political Philosophy: Some Introductory
Reflections.” In Political Philosophy and the Human Soul 67-82.
Review of Michael Zuckert’s Natural Rights and the New Republicanism.
William and Mary Quarterly 3.52. no. 5 (July): 559-561.
Paperback edition of The Learning of Liberty.
“On the Apology of Socrates to the Jury.” In Xenophon: The Shorter Socratic
Writings, edited by Robert C. Bartlett. 18-38. Ithaca: Cornell University-
Press. (A slightly revised version of the essay that appeared in Polity in
“Response from a Colleague.” In Philosophy in a Time of Lost Spirit: Essays on
Contemporary Theory, by Ronald Beiner. 118-25. Toronto:
University of Toronto Press.
Reprint of “The Accommodation of Religion: A Tocquevillian Perspective ” In
Religious Liberty in Western Thought, edited by Noel B. Reynolds and W.
Cole Durham. Jr.. 291-312. Atlanta: Scholars Press; Emory University
Studies in Law and Religion
Reprint of “ The Achievement of the Constitution, as Viewed by the Leading
Federalists.” In Liberty Under Law: American Constitutionalism Yesterday.
Today, and Tomorrow, edited by Kenneth L. Grasso and Cecilia Castillo. 1-
11. Lanham. Md.: University Press of America.
Trying to Retrieve Civic Virtue” Books in Canada: The Canadian Review of
Books (March). (A review essay of Michael Sandel’s Democracy’s
Discontent. America in Search of a Public Philosophy.
Japanese translation of The Rebirth of Classical Political Rationalism.
“Justice Among Nations in Platonic and .Aristotelian Political Philosophy.”
American Journal of Political Science 42. no. 2: 377-97.
“Socratic Cosmopolitanism: Cicero’s Critique and Transformation of the Stoic
Ideal.” Canadian Journal of Political Science 31. no. 2: 235-62
Reprint of “The ‘Warrior Spirit’ as an Inlet to the Political Philosophy of
Nietzsche’s Zarathrustra ” In Nietzsche: Critical Assessments. 4 vols. edited
by Daniel W. Conway with Peter S. Groff. vol. 4. 229-65, London:
“The Retrieval of Civic Virtue: A Critical Appreciation of Sandel’s
Democracy’s Discontent.” In Michael Sandel’s America: Essays on
Politics. Law. and Public Philosophy, edited by Anita Allen and Milton
Regan, 17-31. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Revised version of
Trying to Retrieve Civic Virtue.’ 1997.)
Justice Among Nations: On the Moral Basil of Power and Peace, co-authored
with Peter J. Ahrensdorf. Lawrence. KS: University Press of Kansas.
“The Classical and Modem Liberal I Understandings of Honor.” In The Noblest
Minds: Fame. Honor, and the American Founding, edited by Peter
McNamara, 207-19. Lanham. Md.: Rowman and Littlefield.
“George Washington and the Life of Honor.” Co-authored with Lorraine Smith
Pangle. In The Noblest Minds:, edited by Peter McNamara, 59-71.
“Political Philosophy’s Response to the Challenge of Creation.” In Friends and
Citizens: Essays in Honor of Wilson Carey McWilliams, edited by Nancy
Schwartz and Dennis Bathory, 13-43. Lanham, Md.: Rowman and
“The Platonic Challenge lo the Modern Idea of the Public Intellectual.” In
Canadian Political Philosophy: Contemporary Reflections, edited by
Ronald Beiner and Wayne Norman. 335-48. Oxford: Oxford University
“What the American Founders Have to Teach Us About Schooling for
Democratic Citizenship.” co-authored with Lorraine S. Pangle. In
Rediscovering the Democratic Purposes of Education, edited by L. M.
McDonnell, P. M Timpane. and r. Benjamin, 21-46. Lawrence, KS:
University Press of Kansas.
Reprint of “The Liberal Paradox” In A Free Society Reader: Principles for the
New Millennium, edited by Michael Novak et al.. 219-30. Lanham. Md.:
Review of Peter Lawler’s Postmodernism Rightly Understood: The Return to
Realism in American Thought. American Political Science Review 94. no. 4
“Foreword,” Alfarabi Political Writings, 4 volumes, vii-xx. Ithaca: Cornell
University Press. Agora Editions.
Reprint of portions of “The Federalist Papers’ Vision of Civic Health and The
Tradition Out of Which That Vision Emerges.” In Literature Criticism:
From 1400 to 1800, edited by lames Person. Jr., vol. 80. Gale Publishing.
Political Philosophy and the God of Abraham. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins
“A Platonic Perspective on the Idea of the Public Intellectual.” In The Public
Intellectual. Between Philosophy and Politics, Arthur Melzer. Gerry
Weinberger, and Richard Zinman, editors, 15- 26 Lanham, Md : Rowman
“Leo Strauss’ visie op de moderne politiek.” Nexus 16: 35-72. (Dutch
translation, by Henny Vlot, of “Leo Strauss’s Perspective on Modern
Review of Caroline Winterer’s The Culture of Classicism: Ancient Greece and
Rome in American Intellectual Life 1780-1910. The Journal of American
History 90, no. 3.
“Straussian Approaches to the Study of Politics” In Handbook of Political
Theory, Gerald F. Gaus and Chandran Kukathas. editors, 31 45. London: –
“De Tweeledige uitdaging van ecu democratische cultuur in onze tijd.” (“The
Twofold Challenge to Democratic Culture in Europe in Our Day”).
Translated by Henry Vlot. Nexus No. 40: 73-85. (Europa Realiseren/’
Realising Europe: The Papers of the First European Cultural Summit,
hosted by the Dutch Presidency of the European Union.)
“Leo Strauss’s Perspective on Modem Politics.” Perspectives on Political
Science 33. no. 4 (Fall): 197-203.
“Should Felons Vole? A Paradigmatic Debate Over the Meaning of Civic
Responsibility.” In Civic Education and Culture, edited by Bradley C. S.
Watson. 137-51. Wilmington. Delaware: ISI Books.
Leo Strauss: An Introduction to His Thought and Intellectual Legacy. Baltimore:
The Johns Hopkins University Press.
Chinese translation of The Roots of Political Philosophy. Shanghai Century
“The Puzzle of The Rhetorical Presidency.” Critical Review 19, nos. 2&3; 403-13.
“Een bedreigd ideaal” (“An Ideal of Civilization That Is No Longer Self
Evident”). Translated by Egbert Krikke. Europees humanisme in
fragmenten:Grammatica van een ongesproken taal, Nexus 50. Jubilee
“The Morality of Exporting Democracy: An Historical-Philosophical
Perspective.” In Is Democracy Exportable? Edited by Zoltan Barany and J
Robert Moser 15-34. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Reprint of “The Roots of Contemporary Nihilism and its Political Consequences
According lo Nietzsche,” in Friedrich Nietzsche volume (edited by Tracy
Strong) of the International Library of Essays in the History of Social and
Political Thought, Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing.
Chinese translation of The Rebirth of Classical Political Rationalism.
Paperback edition of La renaissance du rationalisme politique classique.
The Theological Basis of Liberal Modernity in Montesquieu’s Spirit of the
Laws. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
“Socratic Political Philosophy in Xenophon’s Symposium” American Journal of
Political Science 54. no. 1: 140 52.
“How and Why the West Has Lost Confidence in Its Foundational Political
Principles.” In Religion, the Enlightenment, and the New Global Order,
John M. Owen and J. Judd Owen, editors. New York: Columbia University.
Reprint, in Chinese translation, of Introduction to Justice Among Nations. In
Ethics and International Affairs Review, the Annual Journal of School of
International and Diplomatic Affairs, Shanghai International Studies
Foreword to Intersections: History, Culture and Ideology. Volume III of
History and Women, Culture and Faith: Selected Writings of Elizabeh Fox-
Genovese. Eugene Genovese, ed.