Dr. Charles R. Kesler
Charles R. Kesler is a senior fellow of the Claremont Institute, editor of theClaremont Review of Books, and professor of government atClaremont McKenna College.
Dr. Kesler also teaches in the Claremont Institute’s Publius Fellows Program and Lincoln Fellows Program. He received his A.B. in Social Studies (1978) and his A.M. and Ph.D. in Government (1985) from Harvard University.
From 1989 to 2008, Dr. Kesler was director of CMC’sHenry Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World. From September 2000 to March 2001, he served as vice chairman of the Advisory Committee to theU.S. Congress’s James Madison Commemoration Commission. He was selected in June of 2000 as a member ofThe Scholars Commission on the Jefferson-Hemings Issuesponsored byThe Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society.
Dr. Kesler is editor ofSaving the Revolution: The Federalist Papers and the American Founding(Free Press, 1987), and co-editor, withWilliam F. Buckley, Jr., ofKeeping the Tablets: Modern American Conservative Thought(HarperCollins, 1988). He has written extensively on American constitutionalism and political thought, and his edition ofThe Federalist Papers(Signet Classics, 2003) is the best-selling edition in the country.
Dr. Kesler contributes regularly to the opinion pages ofThe Wall Street Journaland theLos Angeles Times. His articles on contemporary politics have also appeared inThe Washington Times,Policy Review,National Review, andThe Weekly Standard, among other journals.