Politics and International Relations

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Jonathan Marks

Jonathan Marks teaches political philosophy.

Marks publishes in modern and contemporary political philosophy in journals like the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of American Political Science, and the Review of Politics. He is the author of Perfection and Disharmony in the Thought of Jean Jacques Rousseau.

Marks also has written on higher education for InsideHigherEd, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Weekly Standard, and the Wall Street Journal. He blogs occasionally at Commentary Magazine.


Politics and International Relations


  • B.A., The University of Chicago
  • M.A., Ph.D., The University of Chicago


American Political Thought
What is Love?
Modern Political Philosophy

Research Interests

Jean Jacques Rousseau
Politics and Education

Recent Work

Keep Rowing: Amitai Etzioni on History
Principles and Practice in Locke’s Some Thoughts Concerning Education
Rousseau’s Challenge to Locke (and to us)