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Professional Information: Peter Minowitz teaches political philosophy. In addition to his two books -- Straussophobia: Defending Leo Strauss and Straussians against Shadia Drury and Other Accusers (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009) and Profits, Priests, and Princes: Adam Smith's Emancipation of Economics From Politics and Religion (Stanford University Press, 1993) -- Minowitz has written about Niccolo Machiavelli, Karl Marx, Frank Herbert, Harvey Mansfield, and Woody Allen. "For an interview about his Straussophobia book, see http://www.harpers.org/archive/2009/09/hbc-90005789. His article, "Adam Smith's Invisible Hands," is available at http://econjwatch.org/articles/adam-smith-s-invisible-hands.
Peter Minowitz helps run the Political Science Honors Program. Members are called the Puffins. If students qualify, they may download and fill out an application.
Personal Information: For a quick musical foray, check out http://medsmoodswings.com/. If you crave Saturday-night swing or salsa, send Minowitz an e-mail and he'll let you know where he's playing the piano with Med's Mood Swings.