Skip to content


Richard J. Bishirjian, was Founding President and Professor of Government at Yorktown University from 2000 to 2016. He earned a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D. in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame under the direction of Gerhart Niemeyer. While a graduate student at Notre Dame he studied under Eric Voegelin. After completing graduate work at Notre Dame, he did advanced study with Michael Oakeshott at the London School of Economics. Dr. Bishirjian taught at universities and colleges in Indiana, Texas and New York and is the author of a history of political theory, editor of A Public Philosophy Reader and The Conservative Rebellion, published in 2015 by St. Augustine’s Press.  The Coming Death and Future Resurrection of American Higher Education was published in October, 2017 also by St. Augustine’s Press. Dr. Bishirjian is the author of professional essays in The Political Science Reviewer, Modern Age, Review of Politics and Anamnesis and has published topical essays in Chronicles and the American Spectator.

For many years,  Dr. Bishirjian served as an Editorial Advisor, and frequent contributor, to Modern Age, a quarterly journal founded by Russell Kirk.  Dr. Bishirjian is completing a novel titled “Coda,” a story about national politics, Presidential ambitions, personal tragedy and rebirth and a book on American democracy in an era of “Celebrity.”


The Southern Philosopher: Collected Essays of John William Corrington                                     by Allen Mendenhall, Anamnesis, September 2017.

The Coming Death and Future Resurrection of American Higher Education,                           St. Augustine’s Press, 2017.

The Conservative Rebellion, St. Augustine’s Press, 2015

Leo Strauss and the American Political Religion, Modern Age (Fall 2014), pp.  7-18

“The Death of Conservatism” by Sam Tanenhaus. Modern Age, Vol. 52,                                     No.3, Summer, 2010, pp. 243-245.

Quantification and Intelligence Testing,” Humanitas, Vol. 22, Nos. 1 & 2,                                 2009,  pp.  185-192.

Why I am a conservative,” Modern Age, Summer 2007, Vol. 49, No. 3.

The United States in the World Arena,” Modern Age, Winter 2007.

Origins and End of the New World Order,” Modern Age,  (Summer 2004).

Online Stock Offerings are Overregulated,”, March 2001.

The Creation of a Conservative Intellectual: 1960‑65,” Modern Age,                                         (Spring, 1998) (Vol. 40, No. 2).

Daimonic Men,” in Modern Age, Vol. 38, No. 2 (Winter, 1996), pp. 162‑166.

Hegel and Classical Philosophy,” in Modern Age, Vol. 35, No. 2 (Winter,                                   1992),  pp. 126‑134.

Wilson, Croly and the American Civil Religion,” in Modern Age, Vol. 23,                                 No. 1  (Winter, 1979), pp. 33‑38.

Bernard Crick, Political Theory and Practice in Modern Age (Winter 1978),                            Vol.  22, No. 1, pp. 94‑96.

Carlyle’s Political Religion,” The Journal of Politics, Vol. 38, No. 1 (February                            1976), pp. 95‑113.

Thomas Hill Green’s Political Philosophy,” in The Political Science                                          Reviewer,  Vol. 4 (Fall 1974), pp. 29‑53.




One Comment


  1. 11-23-10 Great Guests for Your Show

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: