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Grade: (A+)


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Harvey Mansfield (2 books reviewed)
Harvey Mansfield Links:

    -WIKIPEDIA: Harvey Mansfield     -Harvey C. Mansfield (Faculty Biographies, Department of Government, Harvard University)
    -National Association of Scholars (Board of Advisers) -Harvey Mansfield, Council (American Political Science Association)
    -BOOK SITE: Manliness by Harvey Mansfield (Yale University Press)
    -ESSAY: Is Manliness Optional? (Harvey Mansfield, September 2003, The American Enterprise)
    -ESSAY: The manliness of Theodore Roosevelt (Harvey Mansfield, March 2005, New Criterion)
    -ESSAY: Conservatism and the Common Good (Harvey C. Mansfield, Spring 2023, National Affairs)
-PROFILE: The Master of Machiavelli: Mansfield’s Machiavelli’s primary goal is to subvert and overturn Christianity. It is important to note, as Professor Mansfield does himself, that this reading of a secular, indeed anti-Christian, Machiavelli is not the only reading of the Italian philosopher. (Jesse Russell, November 30, 2023, Public Discourse)
    -PROFILE: "As Manly a Man as a Professor Can Be" (James Stoner, 12/08/22, Law & Liberty)
    -INTERVIEW: Fifteen Questions: Harvey Mansfield on Ideological Diversity, Trumpism, and his Signature Fedora: One of the University’s most prominent conservative faculty members sat down with Fifteen Minutes to discuss political polarization on campus. “The Harvard Commencement is something like the Democratic National Convention,” he says. “And that’s a hell of a way to run a university.” (MALIYA V. ELLIS, September 9, 2022, The Crimson)
    -VIDEO: In Depth: Harvey Mansfield (
    -PROFILE: The manly man's man: Harvey Mansfield, conservative political theorist and academic provocateur, argues that women--and society--need to come to terms with 'manliness' (Christopher Shea, March 12, 2006, Boston Globe)
    -ESSAY: Hey, Harvey C. Mansfield, What's the Manliest Thing You've Ever Done? (Harvard Crimson, October 06, 2005)
    -INTERVIEW: Calling All Hombres: A Harvard sage makes the case for manliness. (NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY, March 4, 2006, Opinion Journal)
    -INTERVIEW: TDR Interview: Harvey Mansfield: Men and Manliness Explained (S. Matthew McDonald | Friday, October 21, 2005, The Dartmouth Review)
-ESSAY: Mansfield's Manliness (Martin E. Marty, March 21, 2005)
    -PROFILE: 'Manliness,' an obsolete concept? Discuss. (Ken Gewertz, 4/10/03, Harvard Gazette)
    -PROFILE: Life & Mind: Harvey Mansfield, political philosopher (The Harvard Review of Philosophy and edited by S. Phineas Upham)
    -ESSAY: Manliness is Not a Virtue: Cheers to Travis, Jeers to Mansfield (Shin-En Wong, Issue 6.5, Dartmouth Free Press)
    -BOOKNOTES : Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America with Harvey Mansfield  (C-SPAN, October 13, 2000)
    -ESSAY: What Tocqueville Would Say Today (Harvey Mansfield and Delba Winthrop, Hoover Digest)
    -ESSAY :   POINT OF VIEW :  Grade Inflation: It's Time to Face the Facts (HARVEY C. MANSFIELD, Chronicle of Higher Education)
    -ESSAY : Returning to the founders:   the debate on the Constitution (Harvey C. Mansfield, Jr. , New Criterion)
    -ESSAY: Jaffa Versus Mansfield: Does America Have A Constitutional or A "Declaration of Independence" Soul? (Thomas G. West, November 29, 2002, The Claremont Institute)
    -ESSAY : The Thirty Years War : Cultural Conservatives Struggle with the Harvard they Love  (Janet Tassel, Harvard Magazine)
    -ESSAY : Politicized Polemics: Who Names the Controversies? (JANET McNEW, Association of Departments of English Bulletin)
    -INTERVIEW : with Harvey Mansfield : The Best Book Ever Written on America : Tocqueville's perennial timeliness. (Donald A. Yerxa, Books & Culture, July/August 2001)
    -ARTICLE : Grade Inflation is Real (Harvard Crimson)
    -ESSAY : Crimson Truths : Reality has a hearing at Harvard. (Stanley Kurtz, National Review)
    -ESSAY : Why I Hate Affirmative Action : An all-too-familiar higher-ed tale. (Mary Eberstadt, National Review)
    -ESSAY : All shall have prizes (Apr 12th 2001, The Economist)
    -ESSAY : The Virtues of C-SPAN (Harvey Mansfield, The American Enterprise)
    -ESSAY : Bring Back Respectability (Harvey Mansfield, The American Enterprise)
    -ESSAY : Education: Where We Stand - The conservative end of education. (Harvey Mansfield, National Review)
    -ESSAYS : "I Have a Dream" : Ideas for Rebuilding American Culture (Policy Review,  March-April 1996)
    -REVIEW : of Machiavelli. By Maurizio Viroli  (Harvey C. Mansfield, American Political Science Review)
    -REVIEW : of Richard Brookhiser  Founding Father: Rediscovering  George Washington (Harvey Mansfield, New Criterion)
    -REVIEW : of Athenian Democracy: Modern Mythmakers and Ancient Theorists  By Arlene W. Saxonhouse (Harvey C. Mansfield, American Political Science Review)
    -REVIEW : of The Republic of Letters: The Correspondence between Thomas Jefferson & James Madison edited by John Morton Smith (Harvey Mansfield, New Criterion)
    -REVIEW : of The Trouble with Principle, by Stanley Fish  (Harvey C. Mansfield, National Review)
    -REVIEW : of Vindicating the Founders by Thomas G. West (Harvey C. Mansfield, Wall Street Journal)
    -BOOKNOTES : Title: Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America   Author:Harvey Mansfield Sunday, December 3rd, 2000 (C-SPAN)
    -SPEECH : Ashbrook Colloquium : Harvey C. Mansfield and Delba Winthrop    Topic: "Democracy in America" (Friday, March 30, 2001, Ashland University)
    -SPEECH : Hear him Roar : When not extolling the virtues of manliness, Professor Mansfield enjoys needling his liberal academic colleaugues. A conservative voice in the wildnerness, he rose at a recent faculty meeting to ask Harvard President Neil Rudenstine to address the disruption of an earlier meeting by students participating in the  April 9 "Rally for Justice." (text of his remarks)
    -AUDIO INTERVIEW : NPR's Alex Chadwick speaks with Harvey Mansfield, editor and translator of the newest edition of Alexis de Tocqueville's Democracy in America. (NPR, 12/09/00)
    -INTERVIEW : Grading Wars : An interview with Harvard professor Harvey C. Mansfield. (Roman Martinez, February 13, 2001, National Review)
    -INTERVIEW : A Controversial Campaign Against Grade Inflation (Sarah Bray, April 5, 2001)
    -DEBATE : THE '96 ELECTION: FREEDOM vs. ENTITLEMENTS (Harvey Mansfield * Arianna Huffington, The American Enterprise)
    -ESSAY : Harvey Mansfield and the Classics (Frank E. Smitha)
    -ESSAY : Forget Values -- Let's Talk Virtues (George F. Will, Newsweek | May 26, 2000)
    -ARTICLE : Low, high marks for grade inflation (Patrick Healy,  10/7/2001, Boston Globe)
    -ARTICLE : Ahead of the curve : Some professors battling against grade inflation (Patrick Healy, Boston Globe)
    -ARTICLE : Students protest Harvard professor : Target views on race, grades (Patrick Healy, Boston Globe)
    -ESSAY : Grading on the Harvard Curve : Harvey Mansfield's irony goes unappreciated. (Noah D. Oppenheim, Weekly Standard)
    -ESSAY : A Different Drummer : The Great Grade Inflation Non-Debate (Nicholas Stix)
    -ESSAY : Subject: Prof. Boyle: Harvey Mansfield: Racist Hypocrite (MSA News)
    -ESSAY : Diversity, Cultural Studies and Other Mistakes (Roger Kimball , May 1996, New Criterion)
    -ESSAY : The Weekly Standard: Sins of Omission (Garance Franke-Ruta, December 1995, Perspectives)
    -ESSAY : Manly Virtues and Vices (Craig Lambert, Harvard Magazine)
    -ESSAY : All the President's Men (David Greenberg, Lingua Franca, April 1999)
    -ESSAY : A Mirror of the National Soul (Richard John Neuhaus, First Things)
    -ESSAY : Academic Postmodernity & the SATs : Dark days in the academy. (Stanley Kurtz, February 20, 2001, National Review)
    -ESSAY : Irrational Exuberance : When did Political Science forget about politics (Jonathan Cohn, October 1999, New Republic)
    -ESSAY : Dark Bedfellows : Postmoderns and traditionalists unite against the Enlightenment (Walter Olson, January 1999, Reason)
    -ARCHIVES : "Harvey C. Mansfield" (Find Articles)
    -ARCHIVES : "harvey c. mansfield" (Mag Portal)
    The Neutering of the American Male: a review of Manliness by Harvey Mansfield (James Bowman, March 7, 2006, The New York Sun)
    REVIEW: of 'Manliness,' by Harvey C. Mansfield (WALTER KIRN, NY Times Book Review)
    -REVIEW : of Democracy in America, by Alexis de Tocqueville, translated  and edited by Harvey C. Mansfield and Delba Winthrop (CALEB CRAIN, NY Times Book Review)
    -LETTER : To the Editor (James Q. Wilson, NY Times)
    -REVIEW : of Democracy in America, by Alexis de Tocqueville, translated  and edited by Harvey C. Mansfield and Delba Winthrop (Noemie Emery, National Review)
    -REVIEW : of DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, by Alexis de Tocqueville; transl. by Harvey  C. Mansfield and Delba Winthrop. (Michael Novak, Wilson Quarterly)
    -REVIEW : of Democracy in America (John Gould, The American Prospect)
    -REVIEW : of Machiavelli's Virtue   by Harvey C. Mansfield (Michael Anton, Commentary)
    -REVIEW : of Machiavelli's Virtue (Richard J. Mouw, Books & Culture)
    -REVIEW : of Machiavelli's Virtue by Harvey C. Mansfield (William McCuaig, H-Italy, December 1996)
    -REVIEW : of DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, by Alexis de Tocqueville; transl. by Harvey C.
Mansfield and Delba Winthrop. (Michael Novak, Wilson Quarterly)
    -REVIEW: of Leo Strauss and the Straussians by Karl Jahn (Chris Patsileli)

    -ESSAY : A Scholar's Quixotic Crusade Against Harvard and Its Secrets : Peter Berkowitz won't let go of his fight to open up the university's tenure process (ROBIN WILSON, September 2001, Chronicle of Higher Education)
    -ESSAY : Making the Grade: Harvard's Affirmative Action Controversy (Tanu T. Henry)
    -REVIEW: of Manliness by Harvey Mansfield (Kay S. Hymowitz, Commentary) -REVIEW: of Democracy in America By Alexis de Tocqueville, Translated by Harvey C. Mansfield and Delba Winthrop (Caleb Crain, NY Times Book Review)
    -REVIEW: of Educating the Prince: Essays in Honor of Harvey Mansfield edited by Mark Blitz and William Kristol (Michael P. Zuckert, Claremont Review of Books)     -REVIEW: of Tocqueville: Between Two Worlds: The Making of a Political and Theoretical Life, by Sheldon S. Wolin (Delba Winthrop, Claremont Review of Books)
    -REVIEW: Of Machiavelli’s Effectual Truth: Creating the Modern World, by Harvey C. Mansfield (David Polansky, City Journal)
    -REVIEW: Of Machiavelli’s Effectual Truth: Creating the Modern World, by Harvey C. Mansfield (RJ Snell, Religion & Liberty)

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