Arthur J. Versluis

About Arthur J. Versluis

Arthur J. Versluis is Chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Professor in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University. Dr. Versluis is the author of The Esoteric Origins of the American Renaissance.

The Revolutionary Conservatism of Jefferson & Small Republics

By |2018-08-12T09:23:20-05:00October 29th, 2017|Categories: Agrarianism, American Founding, American Republic, Community, Featured, Federalism, Thomas Jefferson, Timeless Essays|

Americans have tried the Hamiltonian experiment of centralized government, usury, and gigantism long enough. Surely it is time, somewhere, for the Jeffersonian vision to begin to reappear… Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Arthur J. Versluis as he explores the Jeffersonian vision for America and how we [...]

The Revolutionary Conservatism of Jefferson and Small Republics

By |2018-12-17T00:21:07-05:00April 26th, 2012|Categories: American Republic, Conservatism, Republicanism, Thomas Jefferson|Tags: |

By the early twenty-first century, Americans had become accustomed to, even took for granted, virtually everything against which George Washington and Thomas Jefferson had warned: gigantic public and private debt, a massive national government, entangling foreign alliances, a standing army, undeclared war in the form of military interventionism, the destruction of American agrarianism, and [...]