Matthew Schmitz

Matthew Schmitz
Matthew Schmitz is a writer and editor living in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the deputy editor of First Things and the founding managing editor of Public Discourse, an influential online journal of ethics, law and the common good. His work also appears at the League of Ordinary Gentlemen, a blog devoted to the promotion of conversational writing. He received an A.B. from Princeton University in 2008 and is a native of O'Neill, Nebraska.

Recent Essays

Hadley Arkes on Free Speech

Writing at Public Discourse (of which I am the managing editor), Hadley Arkes criticizes conservatives and liberals and defends the notion that communities can...

Arguing about the Suburbs

Are suburbs random or a product of design?

Pomo Urbanism?

Philip Bess argues that traditional forms of building are particularly suited to contemporary life.