Peter Augustine Lawler named editor of conservative quarterly journal Modern Age
Lawler is the Dana Professor of Government at Berry College and the author or editor of eighteen books
WILMINGTON, Del. – January 10, 2017 — Modern Age today announced the appointment of Peter Augustine Lawler as its new editor. This acclaimed author, scholar, and teacher will increase the reach and influence of Modern Age as the journal celebrates its sixtieth anniversary.
The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI), which publishes Modern Age, chose Dr. Lawler after an extensive national search. He succeeds R. V. Young to become the sixth editor in Modern Age’s history. Dr. Lawler’s first issue will appear in April.
Modern Age publisher and ISI president Charlie Copeland said: “We are thrilled to have Peter taking the helm at Modern Age. In these contentious, confusing times, Modern Age has an extraordinary opportunity to stake out a vision for conservatism today. Under Peter’s leadership, Modern Age—in print and online—will become the forum for stimulating debate and discussion of the most important ideas of concern to conservatives of all stripes.”
“Being appointed editor of Modern Age is a privilege and an honor,” said Lawler. “Few publications have as rich a tradition or pedigree as Modern Age. My responsibility is to make this distinguished journal not greater but maybe a bit more influential by involving more of our leading scholars and writers and securing a more prominent online and newsstand presence.”
Peter Augustine Lawler is the Dana Professor of Government at Berry College and the author or editor of eighteen books. A prolific writer, he blogs at National Review Online and contributes to the Weekly Standard, National Affairs, the New Atlantis, and other publications. Dr. Lawler served on President George W. Bush’s Council on Bioethics. He is executive editor of the acclaimed scholarly quarterly Perspectives on Political Science and in 2007 received the Weaver Prize for Scholarly Excellence.