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WILLIAM B. ALLEN is a resident scholar and the former chief operating officer of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education in Washington, D.C. He is emeritus professor of political philosophy in the Department of Political Science and emeritus dean of James Madison College at Michigan State University. In 2018–20 he was senior scholar in residence at the University of Colorado Boulder. He served previously on the United States National Council for the Humanities and as chairman and member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Recognized for excellence in liberal education on the 1997 Templeton Honor Roll (individually and institutionally), he also has been a Kellogg National Fellow, received the international Prix Montesquieu, and was the 2014 Salvatori Award winner. He has published extensively, including George Washington: A Collection (Liberty Fund, Inc.), Rethinking Uncle Tom: The Political Philosophy of H. B. Stowe (Lexington Books), and George Washington: America’s First Progressive (Peter Lang, Inc.).