What Would Abraham Lincoln Do? Constitutional Crisis and the Challenge of Self-Government


Will Morrisey


March 4, 2011  |  First Principles on First Fridays



Will Morrisey holds the William and Patricia LaMothe Chair in the United States Constitution at Hillsdale College, where he has taught since 2000. Dr. Morrisey is the author of eight books on statesmanship and political philosophy. His most recent book, The Dilemma of Progressivism: How Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson Reshaped the American Regime of Self-Government, is the companion volume to his previous book, Self-Government, The American Theme: Presidents of the Founding and Civil War (Lexington Books). He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Kenyon College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the New School for Social Research. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Times, and The American Political Science Review, among many other publications.