Barry Alan Shain

Barry Alan Shain is professor of Political Science at Colgate University. 

Latest by Barry Alan Shain in Chronicles

  • Historians Are Either Hedgehogs or Foxes
    April/May 2021

    Historians Are Either Hedgehogs or Foxes

    Recently departed Harvard historian Bernard Bailyn's final book, Illuminating History shines a light on the making of history and contrasts its scientific and storytelling aspects. If only Bailyn had viewed his own work as clearly...

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  • Conservative Commons
    July 3, 2019

    Conservative Commons

    American conservatism in the late 18th century was unlike the European species, where popular "peasant" and articulate "aristocratic" conservatism were able to develop together and to maintain a common front against the ascendant bourgeoisie.

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  • June 1988

    A Party Without Guests

    At the last American Political Scientists Association (APSA) convention in Chicago (September 3-6, 1987), I was immediately struck, and happily so, by the unusual attention given to historical matters.

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  • Conservative Commons
    December 1987

    Conservative Commons

    American conservatism in the late 18th century was unlike the European species, where popular "peasant" and articulate "aristocratic" conservatism were able to develop together and to maintain a common front against the ascendant bourgeoisie.

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