Claes Ryn

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Claes Ryn "is Professor of Politics at The Catholic University of America where he was also Chairman of his Department for six years. In 1992 the Graduate Students Association named him Outstanding Graduate Professor in the University. Ryn has also taught at the University of Virginia and Georgetown University. His fields of teaching and research include ethics and politics; politics and culture; and the history of Western political thought. Ryn is Editor of the academic journal Humanitas. Born and raised in Sweden, he is widely published on both sides of the Atlantic. His many books include America the Virtuous; Democracy and the Ethical Life; Will, Imagination and Reason; and The New Jacobinism: Can Democracy Survive?, each of which has received much attention and acclaim in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere. Ryn's articles appear in leading journals, magazines and newspapers. He lectures widely and is a frequent guest on television and radio. In 2000 he was invited by Peking University to give a lecture series as "Distinguished Foreign Scholar." The book based on those lectures, Unity Through Diversity, was published in Chinese by Beijing University Press in 2001. Ryn was elected president of the Philadelphia Society for 2001-2002." [1]

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  1. Claes Ryn, National Humanities Institute, accessed July 21, 2007.
  2. Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity About, organizational web page, accessed May 5 2013.