Peter Lawler

Peter Augustine Lawler (1951-2017) was a Senior Contributor to The Imaginative Conservative. He served as Dana Professor of Political Science at Berry College in Georgia. He was the editor of the quarterly journal Perspectives in Political Science and authored Postmodernism Rightly Understood: The Return to Realism in American ThoughtAliens in America: The Strange Truth about Our SoulsModern and American Dignity: Who We Are as Persons, and What That Means for Our Future, and American Heresies and Higher Education.

Recent blog posts by this author

Why Teachers Should Be Stingy with Praise

I’ve gotten several emails about this article by Joanne Lipman in the Wall Street Journal. The bottom line is that the teachers who get the best results are all about really tough love. The best way to motivate students is to...