Summer 2006 • Vol. 1, No. 2

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From the Editor, Summer 2006

With this, the second issue of The Objective Standard, I am pleased to announce that Dr. John David Lewis has joined our staff as contributing editor. Dr. Lewis earned his Ph.D. in classics from the University of Cambridge. He holds a fellowship from the Anthem Foundation for Objectivist Scholarship, and has studied at the Objectivist Academic Center of the Ayn Rand Institute. He is currently assistant professor of history at Ashland University, where he is also assistant director of the Academic Honors Program. He has been a visiting scholar at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center of Bowling Green State University, and at the Department of Classics at Rice University. In addition to his numerous articles and lectures, Dr. Lewis has completed his first book, Solon the Thinker: Political Thought in Archaic Athens, forthcoming from Duckworth Press. He also has two books in progress: Early Greek Law and Lawgivers, to be published by Bristol Classical Press; and Nothing Less than Victory: Military Offense and the Lessons of History, from which his article in the present issue of TOS was excerpted. Welcome aboard, Dr. Lewis! Also new with this issue is our “Letters and Replies” section,. . . Continue »

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