The School of Arts and Sciences
History and Political Science (UG)
Full Name: Linda Raeder
Professor of Politics
B.S., Virginia Commonwealth University; M.Ed., University of Virginia; M.A., University of Richmond; Ph.D., The Catholic University of America.
Dr. Raeder teaches political theory and political economy. Before joining the PBA
faculty, she taught at the Center for U.S. Studies in Wittenberg, Germany. She has
been associate editor of Humanitas, published by the National Humanities Institute,
since 1994. Her publications include a book on the religious thought and aspirations
of John Stuart Mill, John Stuart Mill and the Religion of Humanity (University of
Missouri Press, 2002), as well as various articles on the nature and development of
the Anglo-American liberal tradition, including “Hayek: A Man of Measure," "Voegelin
on Gnosticism, Modernity, and the Balance of Consciousness," "Edmund Burke: Old Whig,"
"Augustine and the Case for Limited Government," "Liberalism and the Common Good,"
"The Nature of Civil Society: an American Perspective," "The Liberalism/Conservatism
of Burke and Hayek: A Critical Comparison," "Education and the Free Society" and "Marxism
as Psychodrama." She is presently working on a book manuscript entitled "Freedom
and American Society," an elaboration of the Freedom in American Society course she
has taught at PBA since 2001. As a conference participant in the United States and
Germany, she has presented papers such as "Civil Society and the Renewal of American
Culture," "The Nature of Civil Society," "The Psychological Presidency," "Liberalism
and the Common Good" and "The Rule of Law." She has been awarded numerous academic
fellowships, including a Lambe Fellowship by the Institute for Humane Studies, a Weaver
Fellowship by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, an Earhart Foundation Fellowship,
an Albright Fellowship by the University of Richmond and a Governor's Fellowship by
the University of Virginia. She also serves as a peer reviewer for scholarly journals
in her field.