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Editor Jeffrey Friedman founded Critical Review while he was a History grad student at the University of California at Berkeley, from which he received an MA before switching to Yale's graduate program in political theory. His dissertation, "The Politics of Communitarianism and the Emptiness of Liberalism," is a critique of voluntarist meta-ethics in communitarian and liberal thought and a history of the New Left conceptual origins of communitarianism. He has published introductions to editions of Locke's "Two Treatises of Government" and Mill's "On Liberty"; edited The Rational Choice Controversy: Economic Models of Politics Reconsidered (Yale Univ. Press, 1996) and Societal Complexity: System Effects and the Problem of Prediction (Routledge, 2014); and is coauthor of Engineering the Financial Crisis: Systemic Risk and the Failure of Regulation (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011). He has taught contemporary political theory, democratic theory, social-science methodology, and the history of political thought at Yale, Dartmouth, Harvard, and Barnard College, Columbia University. In 2006 he resigned from Barnard to edit Critical Review. He is currently a visiting scholar in the Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin. c.v. and pdfs of published works.


Managing Editor Shterna Friedman graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College in 2003. Her thesis, "Goldfarb and Cavell on Wittgenstein: The Urge to Philosophize," received the Pepperell Montague Prize for best senior thesis in philosophy. The recipient of the Peter S. Prescott prize for prose fiction and the Howard M. Teichmann Writing Prize, she attended the Iowa Writer's Workshop as a Truman Capote Fellow, receiving her MFA in 2006. She is the co-editor of The Nature of Belief Systems Reconsidered (Routledge, 2012), Rethinking the Rhetorical Presidency (Routledge, 2012), and Political Knowledge (4 vols., Routledge, 2013).



Associate Editor Paul Gunn, lecturer in political economy at Goldsmiths, University of London, is an Associate Editor of Critical Review and the editor of Deliberative Democracy in the Real World (Routledge, 2013). He holds a Ph.D in politics and a Masters in Public Policy Research from Queen Mary, University of London.












Associate Editor Jacob Roundtree majored in philosophy at Colby College, from which he graduated in 2010. Currently he is a graduate student in the Department of Government, Harvard University, studying political theory. His research interests include early modern political thought, the theory of political ideology, and the political economy of the welfare state.







Publisher Emeritus Richard Cornuelle (1927-2011) was the author of Reclaiming the American Dream (Random House, 1965), De-Managing America (Random House, 1975), and Healing America (Putnam, 1983). Formerly an administrator of the William Volker Fund, he later pioneered such non-governmental forms of assistance to the needy as guaranteed tuition loans for impoverished college students, employment opportunities for the supposedly unemployable, the provision of low-cost housing, and private urban renewal.