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Arthur Herman

Senior Fellow

Dr. Arthur Herman (Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, 1985) is the author of seven books, including the New York Times bestselling How the Scots Invented the Modern World (2001); the Pulitzer Prize Finalist Gandhi and Churchill (2008); To Rule the Waves: How the British Navy Shaped the Modern World (nominated for the UK’s Mountbatten Prize); and the highly acclaimed Freedom’s Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II, which The Economist magazine picked as one of the Best Books of 2012.

His most recent work, The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization, was published by Random House in 2013.

Educated at the University of Minnesota and Johns Hopkins University in history and classics, Dr. Herman is a frequent contributor on defense, energy, and technology issues to Commentary magazine, the New York Post, National Review, and the Wall Street Journal. He was also the first non-British citizen to be named to the Scottish Arts Council from 2007 to 2009.


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Can Defense Export Control Reform Save the Pacific Pivot? July 14th Event

Strategic Failure: A Book Discussion with Mark Moyar June 30th Event

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Media Coverage

Arthur Herman’s interview with Gov. Bobby Jindal written up in Daily Signal

Rep. Mike Rogers and Arthur Herman’s event on the cyber threat from Russia and China written up in National Journal, The Hill and FCW

Arthur Herman’s book, Gandhi & Churchill quoted in BBC on Churchill’s positive role in India’s famine

Walter Russell Mead and Arthur Herman featured in Foreign Affairs’ Best of 2014 Compilation

Arthur Herman’s National Review article on American oil cited in Real Clear Politics

Arthur Herman quoted in Indian Express on the US’s oil and gas boom

Arthur Herman quoted in TIME on America’s energy policy in the Middle East