John M. Olin Center for Inquiry into the Theory and Practice of Democracy

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FounderJohn M. Olin
HeadquartersUnited States
TypeConservative grant-making foundation

The John M. Olin Center for Inquiry into the Theory and Practice of Democracy is based at the University of Chicago. It was founded in 1984 by Allan Bloom and Nathan Tarcov to provide a "forum for the reconsideration and analysis of the fundamental principles and current practices of American politics and society, along with a thoughtful examination of classic philosophical, theological, and literary texts."[1]

Funding

The Center is funded by the John M. Olin Foundation.[2]

The Center helped obtain funding from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation for the microfilming of the Leo Strauss archives at the University of Chicago's Regenstein Library.[3]

Faculty

Directors

Nathan Tarcov | Allan Bloom (d. 1992)

Associate Directors

Joseph Cropsey | François Furet | Leon Kass | Ralph Lerner | Mark Lilla | Robert B. Pippin

Senior Fellows

Saul Bellow | Jean Bethke Elshtain | Richard Hellie | Amy Kass | Leszek Kolakowski | Edward O. Laumann | John Mearsheimer

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Christopher S. Greenwald[4]


References

  1. About the John M. Olin Center for Inquiry into the Theory and Practice of Democracy, John M. Olin Center, accessed 4 September 2009.
  2. About the John M. Olin Center for Inquiry into the Theory and Practice of Democracy, John M. Olin Center, accessed 4 September 2009.
  3. About the John M. Olin Center for Inquiry into the Theory and Practice of Democracy, John M. Olin Center, accessed 4 September 2009.
  4. Faculty, John M. Olin Center, accessed 4 September 2009.