Professor. Dr. Deutsch is a specialist in twentieth century political philosophy, constitutionalism, and civil liberties. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in 1970 and has been teaching at Geneseo since 1973. He has published seven books, including Political Obligation and Civil Disobedience (1973), Constitutional Rights and Student Life (1973), Political Thought in Modern India (1986), The Crisis of Liberal Democracy: A Straussian Perspective (1987), Leo Strauss: Political Philosopher and Jewish Thinker (1994); Strauss, The Straussians, and the Study of the American Regime (1999); and Lincoln's American Dream (2005) with Joseph Fornieri. He has been the recipient of five NEH Summer Research grants in political philosophy and Western constitutional theory. He is coordinator of the Religious Studies and Legal Studies programs at Geneseo. Presently he is engaged in another book project with Joseph Fornieri, (SUNY Geneseo Class of 1987) - "An Invitation to Political Thought," to be published by Thompson. Professor Deutsch is also editor of two book series - 20th Century Political Thinking (Rowman & Littlefield), and "Provocations," a new series for political philosophy and contemporary issues for University Press of kentucky.
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Ph.D. University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Political Science
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