VoegelinView (https://voegelinview.com/) is an interdisciplinary and international website dedicated to the thought of Eric Voegelin as well as to political philosophy as public commentary that includes all aspects of culture, including philosophy, religion, politics, society, science, education, and literature. It is also a resource for those who wish to learn more about Eric Voegelin’s own political thought. VoegelinView publishes on Monday, WednesdayFriday, and occasionally Saturda

Publications for this coming January include works about Heidegger, Stefan George, King Lear, and global politics; for February and March are works on political realism, the European Union, the U.S. presidency, and the politics of Russia, Ukraine, and Poland; and for April are works about Voegelin. Every Friday during this period will be dedicated to Russian politics, literature, and culture in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.

For this summer, we will look at Voegelin, philosophy, politics, literature, and higher education; and for this fall, we will look at Voeglein, higher education, and politics and religion, particularly Protestantism, in recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, when Luther sent his Theses to Albert of Brandenburg on October 31, 1517.

There are three type of entries on VoegelinView: articles, essays, and book reviews. Articles are academic works written for a scholarly audience but available for all to read, comment, and criticize; essays are aimed for the public to elucidate and illuminate both topical and timeless topics; and book reviews are critical investigation of both scholarly and non-scholarly works. Articles, essays, and book reviews need not examine Voegelin’s writings; however, all submissions should embody the spirit of Voegelin’s work, particularly its realism, freedom from ideology and cant, and concern to analyze critically the subject of study. All writing should be academically informed and publicly accessible.
If you are interested in contributing to VoegelinView, please contact Lee Trepanier at ldtrepan@svsu.edu.

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Jeffrey Polet
Jeffrey Polet grew up in an immigrant household in the immigrant town of Holland MI. After twenty years of academic wandering he returned to Holland and now teaches political science at Hope College, where he also grudgingly serves as chair of the department, having unsuccessfully evaded all requests. In the interim, he continues to nurture quirky beliefs: Division III basketball is both athletically and morally superior to Division I; the Hope/Calvin rivalry is the greatest in sports; the lecture is still the best form of classroom instruction; never buy a car with less than 100,000 miles on it; putts will still lip out in heaven; bears are the incarnation of evil; Athens actually has something to do with Jerusalem; and Tombstone is a cinematic classic. His academic work has mirrored his peripatetic career. Originally trained at the Catholic University of America in German philosophy and hermeneutical theory, he has since gravitated to American Political Thought. He still occasionally writes about European thinkers such as Michel Foucault or the great Max Weber, but mostly is interested in the relationship between theological reflection and political formation in the American context. In the process of working on a book on John Marshall for The Johns Hopkins University Press, he became more sensitive to the ways in which centralized decision-making undid local communities and autonomy. He has also written on figures such as William James and the unjustly neglected Swedish novelist Paer Lagerkvist. A knee injury and arthritis eliminated daily basketball playing, and he now spends his excess energy annoying his saintly wife and their three children, two of whom are off to college. Expressions of sympathy for the one who remains can be posted in the comments section. He doesn’t care too much for movies, but thinks opera is indeed the Gesamtkuntswerk, that the music of Gustav Mahler is as close as human beings get to expressing the ineffable, that God listens to Mozart in his spare time, and that Bach is history’s greatest genius.