Shadia Drury

Shadia Drury Title: Adjunct Professor

Research Interests:

Political Philosophy
American Politics
Political ideologies: liberalism, conservatism, and neo-conservatism
History of Western Thought
Philosophy of Religion
Postmodernism, Ethics, and Meta-ethics.


The Bleak Political Implications of Socratic Religion (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).
Aquinas and Modernity: The Lost Promise of Natural Law (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008).The Political Ideas of Leo Strauss, Updated Edition, with a new introduction, “Straussians in Power: Secrecy, Lies, and Endless War,” (New York: Palgrave Macmillan at St. Martin’s Press, 2005).
Terror and Civilization (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, at St. Martin’s Press, 2004).
Leo Strauss and the American Right (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997); Paperback, 1999.
Alexandre Kojève: The Roots of Postmodern Politics (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994).

Recent Articles

 “The Christianization of Liberalism,” Free Inquiry, Vol. 38, No.6 (October/November 2018), pp. 25-26.
“Disenchantment and History,” Free Inquiry, Vol. 38, No.4 (June/July, 2018), pp. 10-11.
“Is the GOP Fit for Liberal Democracy?” Free Inquiry, Vol. 38, No. 3 (April/May, 2018), pp. 11-12.
“The Mystery of Psychoanalysis,” Free Inquiry, (February/March 2018), pp. 57-59.
“The Silver Lining in Fake News,” Free Inquiry, Vol. 38, No. 1 (December 2017/January, 2018), pp. 14-15.
“The Blight of Monotheism,” Free Inquiry, Vol. 37, No. 6 (October/November 2017), pp. 11-12.“Conservatism and Calamity: From Plato to Bannon,” Free Inquiry, Vol. 37, No. 4 (June/July 2017), pp. 12-13.
“Celebrating the Post-Truth World,” Free Inquiry, Vol. 37, No. 3 (April/May, 2017), pp. 6-7.
“The Liberal Betrayal of Secularism,” The Oxford Handbook of Secularism, edited by Phil Zuckerman and John R. Shook (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017), pp. 287-301.“The Foxification of American Democracy,” Free Inquiry, Part 2, Vol. 37, No. 1 (December 2016/January 2017), pp. 9&11.
“The Foxification of American Democracy,” Free Inquiry, Part 1, Vol. 36, No. 6 (October/November 2016), pp. 11-12.
“Will the Neoconservatives Lose their Grip on the GOP?” Free Inquiry, Vol. 36, No. 4 (June/July, 2016), pp. 9&45.
“Foreign Affairs and the Culture of Shame,” Free Inquiry, Vol. 36, No. 3 (April/May, 2016), pp. 15, 48 &49.
“Why John Hick’s Solution to the Problem of Evil Makes God Monstrous,” Free Inquiry, Vol. 36, No. 2 (February/March, 2016), pp. 32-35.
“The Postmodern Face of American Exceptionalism,” in Radical Intellectuals and the Subversion of Progressive Politics: The Betrayal of Politics (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015), pp. 15-32.
“Omar Khadr and the Perils of Canadian Multiculturalism,” in Omar Khadr: Oh Canada! Edited by Dr. Janice Williamson (Kingston, Ontario: McGill-Queens University Press, 2012), pp. 412-424. Includes essays by Roméo Dallaire, Maher Arar, Canadian lawyers, and academics.