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Richard J, Bishirjian was Founding President and Professor of Government at Yorktown University from 2000-2016. 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. Dr. Bishirjian was Gerhart Niemeyer’s teaching assistant at Notre Dame, assistant professor at the University of Dallas, and chairman of the Political Science Department at the College of New Rochelle in New York. He is the editor of A Public Philosophy Reader, The Development of Political Theory, The Conservative Rebellion and author of The Coming Death and Future Resurrection of American Higher Education. Dr. Bishirjian’s essays have been published in The Political Science Reviewer, Modern Age, Review of Politics, Anamnesis, Chronicles, the American Spectator and The Imaginative Conservative.


“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.

Leo Strauss and the American Political Religion,” Modern Age, June 2015.

Why I Am a Conservative,” Modern Age, Summer 2007, Vol. 49, No. 3.

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






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