Books and Scholarly Work


The brutal mirror: What an ayahuasca retreat showed me about my life

Walter Lippmann’s critique of democracy, revisited 

The alt-right is drunk on bad readings of Nietzsche

Richard Rorty’s warning for the American Left

20 of America’s sharpest political scientists gathered to discuss American democracy

Robert Mueller won’t save us

What Plato can teach us about Trump


“The Paradox of Democracy” (University of Chicago Press, Spring 2022)

Prophets of Nihilism: Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, and Camus, Academica Press

Journal Articles

Camus and Nietzsche on Politics in the Age of Absurdity, The European Journal of Political Theory

“Between Nihilism and Transcendence: Camus’s Dialogue with Dostoevsky,” The Review of Politics