Richard G. Avramenko

Political Science and Integrated Liberal Studies at the University of Wisconsin (Ph.D. Georgetown). His main areas of interest are ancient and continental political thought. He teaches Western Culture: Political, Economic, and Social Thought, Tocqueville's Democracy in America, Politics and Literature, Ancient and Medieval Political Thought, the Romance of War, Nietzsche, Methods of Political Theory, or whatever strikes him as interesting and appropriate, written articles on topics such as Plato, Aristotle, Dostoevsky, St. Augustine, Tocqueville, Nietzsche, Voegelin, Heidegger, Canadian identity politics, mortgage and housing policy. He is the author of Courage: The Politics of Life and Limb, and has co-edited books on friendship (Friendship and Politics: Essays in Political Thought), Dostoevsky (Dostoevsky's Political Thought), The Crush of Democracy: Tocqueville and the Egalitarian Mind, e.t.c.