Meet our authors.
It is important to say that some of our articles are written by ordinary citizens laboring away in the private sector who are able to gather their thoughts and present them in an extraordinary way. These lay writers are some of our subscribers.
The following are brief biographical statements of our other distinguished authors:
Mark Hendrickson has the exceptional ability to make economics easy to understand. He explains why the workings of the free-market are successful, and why the interventions of government through regulation, taxes, and currency manipulation always fail.
The proper view of economics is vital to the conservative cause. If a nation is to prosper there must be economic freedom and property rights. Mark Hendrickson brings unforgettable clarity to the need for sound economic principles.
He also writes movingly about his love of sports, American culture, American history, and his family.
Mark Hendrickson is Adjunct Professor of Economics at Grove City College, in Grove City, Pennsylvania. His latest book is Famous But Nameless: Lessons and Inspiration from the Bible's Anonymous Characters.
Barry MacDonald is the son of Angus MacDonald, the founder of The St. Croix Review. He is the editor and publisher, responsible for day-to-day operations. One of his first tasks on joining the staff of the Review twenty years ago was to read a series of forty books on the Founders. Also, from the beginning, much as did Benjamin Franklin, he learned to operate a printing press.
Barry is the embodiment of the self-reliant, self-motivated individual making his way in a society that is becoming increasingly dependant on government largess. It takes discipline to publish a journal of commentary on social, economic, and cultural concerns that run counter to the fashions of the day.
He does the small and large tasks involved in publishing the Review. His editorials are known for being measured, concise, and insightful..
L. Philip Vander Elst is a British freelance writer and lecturer whose many publications include Power Against People: A Christian Critique of the State (IEA, 2008) and Vindicated by History: Statism's 19th Century Critics (Cobden Centre, 2012). His article first appeared in the March 2014 issue of the American libertarian magazine, Future of Freedom, and is reproduced here by their kind permission.
Allan C. Brownfeld is the author of five books, the latest of which is The Revolution Lobby (Council for Inter-American Security). He has been a staff aide to a U.S. vice president, members of Congress, and the U.S. Senate Internal Security Subcommittee. He is associate editor of The Lincoln Review, and a contributing editor to Human Events, The St. Croix Review, and The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.
Jigs Gardner is an Associate Editor of the St. Croix Review. Jigs Gardner writes on literature from the Adirondacks, where he may be reached via our contact form.
Paul Kengor is professor of political science and executive director of the Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. These articles are republished from The American Spectator. Paul Kengor is author of God and Ronald Reagan: A Spiritual Life (2004), The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism (2007), and The Judge: William P. Clark, Ronald Reagan's Top Hand (Ignatius Press, 2007). His latest book is The Communist - Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mentor (Threshold Editions / Mercury Ink (2012).
Herbert London is Senior Fellow of the Manhattan Institute, founder of the London Center for Policy Research, and author of the book The Transformational Decade (University Press of America).
Thomas Martin is the O. K. Bouwsma Chair in Philosophy at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Along with his fellow colleagues who are dedicated to the study of the Great Books, he teaches the works of Plato, Aristotle, and G. K. Chesterton. This essay is a commencement speech he gave in 2013.
Tim Goeglein is Vice President, External Relations, of Focus on the Family, an organization dedicated to "Helping Families Thrive." Its web site is at www.focusonthefamily.com