Speaker profile: Dr. Tom Krannawitter

Defender of the Declaration
Leadership Program of the Rockies

Director: Leadership Program of the Rockies, Defenders of the Declaration

Dr. Thomas L. Krannawitter is President of Speakeasy Ideas, a Colorado-based business. Prior to Speakeasy, Dr. Krannawitter had a career in academics and think tanks. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Claremont McKenna College, Hillsdale College, Colorado Christian University, and George Mason University. He was also Vice President of the Claremont Institute, where he helped launch the Claremont Review of Books.

Dr. Krannawitter holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in political science from the Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. His specialties include American political thought, constitutional law, and classical and modern political philosophy. He has received graduate and research fellowships from the John M. Olin Foundation, the H.B. Earhart Foundation, the Winston Churchill Society, Intercollegiate Studies Institute, Institute for Human Studies, and he was a Salvatori Fellow at the Heritage Foundation.

Dr. Krannawitter is the author most recently of Crisis of Our House Divided: A Guide To Talking Politics Without The Noise (2014). His earlier books include Vindicating Lincoln: Defending the Politics of Our Greatest President (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008) and A Nation Under God? The ACLU and Religion in American Politics (Rowman & Littlefield, 2005). He’s a contributing author to Challenges to the American Founding: Slavery, Historicism, and Progressivism in the 19th Century (Lexington Books, 2005) and Lincoln & Liberty: Wisdom for the Ages (The University Press of Kentucky, 2014), featuring an introduction by Justice Clarence Thomas.

Dr. Krannawitter’s essays have been published in numerous journals and newspapers, and he speaks widely on matters related to individual freedom, citizenship, and constitutional government.

For those interested in following his work, you can sign up for his free email newsletter at speakeasyideas.com.

Podcasts by this Speaker

Title Class Subject Class year
The Constitution and the Political Science of the Federalist Papers Peace Through Strength 2018-2019 2018-2019
Property Rights and the Rule of Law The Proper Role of Government 2018-2019 2018-2019
What's New in the New Deal No Right to Violate Rights 2018-2019 2018-2019
The Progressive Transformation of American Politics The Courage to Influence 2018-2019 2018-2019
The Problem of Slavery in the American Founding Timeless Principles of the American Founding 2018-2019 2018-2019
Rediscovering the Principles of the Declaration of Independence Timeless Principles of the American Founding 2018-2019 2018-2019
The Constitution and the Political Science of the Federalist Papers Peace Through Strength 2017-2018 2017-2018
Property Rights and the Rule of Law The Proper Role of Government 2017-2018 2017-2018
Waht's New in the New Deal? No Right to Violate Rights 2017-2018 2017-2018
The Progressive Transformation of American Politics The Courage to Influence 2017-2018 2017-2018
The Problem of Slavery in the American Founding Timeless Principles of the American Founding 2017-2018 2017-2018
Rediscovering the Principles of the Declaration of Independence Timeless Principles of the American Founding 2017-2018 2017-2018
Equal Protection for Equal Rights: The Solution to Civil Rights Injustices, Gov't Overreach, and Violations of Private Property Refresh and Reconnect - 2017 2016-2017
The Constitution and the Political Science of the Federalist Papers Peace through Strength 2016-2017 2016-2017
Property Rights and the Rule of Law The Proper Role of Government 2016-2017 2016-2017
What's New in the New Deal? No Right to Violate Rights 2016-2017 2016-2017
The Progressive Transformation of American Politics The Courage to Influence 2016-2017 2016-2017
The Problem of Slavery in the American Founding Timeless Principles of the American Founding 2016-2017 2016-2017
Rediscovering the Principles of the Declaration of Independence Timeless Principles of the American Founding 2016-2017 2016-2017
Defenders of Captialism and Defenders of the Declaration Qualities of Leadership 2015-2016 2015-2016
Freedom vs Force and The Consitution and the Political Science of the Federalist Papers Peace Through Strength 2015-2016 2015-2016
Property Rights and the Rule of Law The Proper Role of Government 2015-2016 2015-2016
What's New in the New Deal? No Right to Violate Rights 2015-2016 2015-2016
The Progressive Transformation of American Politics The Courage to Influence 2015-2016 2015-2016
The Problem of Slavery in the American Founding Timeless Principles of the American Founding 2015-2016 2015-2016
Rediscovering the Principles of the Declaration of Independence Timeless Principles of the American Founding 2015-2016 2015-2016
The Constitution and the Political Science of the Federalist Papers Peace through Strength 2014-2015 2014-2015
Property Rights and the Rule of Law The Proper Role of Government 2014-2015 2014-2015
What's New in the 'New' New Deal? No Right to Violate Rights 2014-2015 2014-2015
The Progressive Transformation of American Politics The Courage to Influence 2014-2015 2014-2015
The Problem of Slavery in the American Founding Timeless Principles of the American Founding 2014-2015 2014-2015
Resdiscovering the Principles of the Declaration of Independence Timeless Principles of the American Founding 2014-2015 2014-2015
Sovereignty, Property and National Defense Peace through Strength 2013-2014 2013-2014
Sovereignty, Property and National Defense The Proper Role of Government 2013-2014 2013-2014
What's New in the 'New' New Deal? Right to Violate Rights? 2013-2014 2013-2014