Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) congratulates Senior Fellow, Mary Nichols on her article “Our “Great American Middle” and Aristotle’s Golden Mean,”  a review of Leslie G. Rubin’s book, America, Aristotle, and the Politics of a Middle Class.  In her review, Nichols states that the book “offers us a new way to understand the American polity: as one in which we can take pride. Her book is a defense of politics, and of American politics in particular. And, if this were not enough, her book defends Aristotle to Americans, by showing that his political theory has much in common with the understanding and goals of our Founders.”

Mary Nichols is professor of political science at Baylor University.  She is the author of, among other works, Socrates on Friendship and Community: Reflections on Plato’s Symposium, Phaedrus, and Lysis and Citizens and Statesmen: A Study of Aristotle’s Politics.