Published and forthcoming papers

"'A Rhapsody of Heresies': The Scriptural Politics of Hobbes's De Cive," in On the Citizen: A Critical Guide, eds. Robin Douglass and Johann Olsthoorn (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2020).

"The Wages of Fear? Toward Fearing Well About Climate Change," in Philosophy and Climate Change, eds. Mark Budolfson, Tristram McPherson, and David Plunkett (Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

"Mirrors for Princes and Sultans" (with Lisa Blaydes and Justin Grimmer," Journal of Politics 80, no. 4 (2018): 1150-1167.

"Mosaic Leviathan: Religion and Rhetoric in the Philosophy of Hobbes," in Hobbes on Politics and Religion, eds. Robin Douglass and Laurens van Apeldoorn (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018).

"The Case for Kinship: Political Realism and Classical Realism," in Politics Recovered: Essays in Realist Political Thought, ed. Matt Sleat (New York: Columbia University Press, 2018).

"Tocqueville in Jacksonian Context: American Expansionism and Discourses of American Indian Nomadism in Democracy in America" (with Burke Hendrix), Perspectives on Politics 15, no. 3 (2017): 663-667.

"Political Realism and the Realist Tradition," Critical Review of Social and Political Philosophy 20, no. 3 (2017): 296-313.  [Reprinted in: Realism in Political Theory, eds. Rahul Sagar and Andy Sabl (London: Routledge, 2018)].  

"Political Realism and Moral Corruption," European Journal of Political Theory (online first, 2016; forthcoming in print).

"Salutary Fear: Hans Morgenthau and the Politics of Existential Crisis," American Political Thought 6, no. 1 (2017): 78-105.

"Politics in Apocalyptic Times: Machiavelli's Savonarolan Moment," Journal of Politics 78, no. 3 (2016): 909-924.

"A Groupthink Perspective on the Invasion of Iraq," International Affairs Review 14, no. 2 (2005): 53-80.

Essays, reviews, and shorter pieces

“Author’s Reply” in Roundtable Forum on my Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times (2018), H-Diplo, forthcoming in 2019.

“Taming the President of Pride,” Foreign Policy (web), September 27, 2018.

"How to be a Prophet of Doom," New York Times, online on May 11, 2018; in print on May 13, 2018.

Roundtable Forum on Nicolas Guilhot's After the Enlightenment: Political Realism and International Relations in the Mid-Twentieth Century (2017), H-Diplo, 2018.

Entries on "classical realism," "E.H. Carr," and "Hans Morgenthau," The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics and International Relations, 4th edition, ed. Garrett Brown (Oxford University Press, 2018).

"Apocalyptic Thought in the Age of Trump," Foreign Affairs (web), November 20, 2016.

"The Apocalypse in U.S. Political Thought," Foreign Affairs (web), July 18, 2016.  [Chosen by Foreign Affairs as one of the best pieces of 2016].

"On Hans Morgenthau's 'The Twilight of International Morality,'" Ethics 125, no. 3 (2015): 840-2.

"Compassion and Tragedy in the Aspiring Society," Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 13 (2014): 651-7.

"Responsible Cosmopolitanism," Political Theory 40, no. 6 (2012): 839-46.

John Gray's Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of UtopiaMillennium: Journal of International Studies 37, no. 2 (2008): 522-4.

Working papers

"Absolving God's Laws: Thomas Hobbes's Scriptural Strategies" (under review)

“Christian Burlesque? Thomas Hobbes’s Scriptural Strategies” (with Jackie Basu)

“Research Note: Thomas Hobbes’s Convergence Strategy”

“Digital Methods in the History of Political Thought”

“Revisiting Isaiah Berlin’s ‘Two Concepts of Liberty’”