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Gregory S. Ahern

Gregory S. Ahern
Gregory S. Ahern is a Fellow in Constitutional Theory at The Center for Constitutional Studies where his research focuses on the Founding Period, American Constitutionalism, and John Dickinson. Dr. Ahern holds a Ph.D. in Political Theory from the Catholic University of America.

The Constitution described by the Letters of Fabius is a model of prudence and moderation, based not primarily on theoretical arguments, but on experience and an extensive knowledge of history... Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Gregory S. Ahern as...

Though virtually ignored by scholars in recent decades, John Dickinson was one of the most influential of the American Founders. When he entered the Pennsylvania State House in May 1787, as Delaware’s delegate to the...

In Natural Right and History, Leo Strauss writes that "Prescription cannot be the sole authority for a constitution, and, therefore, recourse to rights anterior to the constitution, i.e., to natural rights, cannot be superfluous...