Publications by Joseph R. Wood

Greek to Me: Prof. Joseph Wood discusses the political philosophy of Plato and Aristotle

Publication Date: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

In a recent article for The American Interest, Prof. Joseph Wood discussed the views of Plato and Aristotle concerning an order which is not ours to alter, and the relevance of this order for politics.  {read more}

Constitution Day Reflections by Prof. Joseph Wood

Publication Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The American founders signed the Constitution on September 17, 1787, and gave our country the form of government they thought best suited to the pursuit of authentic happiness by a people of enormous talent yet fallen nature.  {read more}

Subsidiarity, Foreign and Domestic

Publication Date: February 2, 2013

We Americans like to think of our political arrangements as permanent and unchangeable. The Constitution displayed in temple-like fashion in the National Archives is the very document adopted in 1789 that gave rise to our Republic. But permanence is not a principle of justice.  {read more}

French Secularism, At Home and Abroad

Publication Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2013

LLoudly secular France is now engaged in a hot war, in its former imperial domain of Africa, against Islamist killers - the ultimate anti-secularists.  {read more}

Prof. Joseph Wood discusses "Natural Law and the Present Turmoil"

Publication Date: Monday, October 1, 2012

In a recent article on the website of The Catholic Thing entitled "Natural Law and the Present Turmoil", IWP Professor Joseph Wood discusses the concept of a natural law and how it ties into international relations.   {read more}