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KEVIN SLACK is a professor of politics at Hillsdale College, where he teaches political philosophy and American political thought, including American progressivism, liberalism, and radicalism. His first book, Benjamin Franklin, Natural Right, and the Art of Virtue, was published by the University of Rochester Press. His scholarly articles have appeared in journals such as American Political Thought, New England Quarterly, Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Church History, and American Thinker. Dr. Slack earned his PhD from the University of Dallas in 2009.
Americans often use the words progressive, liberal, and radical more or less interchangeably without understanding their place in American history. Kevin Slack describes the distinct aims of the movements they represent and weighs their consequences for the American republic.