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Daniel Kapust

Political Theory
Affiliated with Center for Early Modern Studies, Center for European Studies, Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies, Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Department of Integrated Liberal Studies
Research Interests: 
American Political Thought, Ancient Political Theory, Contemporary Political Theory, Democratic Theory, Early Modern Political Thought, Liberalism, Modern Political Theory, Republicanism, Rhetoric and Political Theory, Scottish Enlightenment
Office Location: 
311 North Hall
(608) 263-9429



Kapust, Daniel.  "The Founders hated excessive flattery.  What would they think about the Trump administration"  in The Monkey Cage.  The Washington Post.  January 22, 2018.

Kapust, Daniel. Flattery and the History of Political Thought. Cambridge University Press, 2018.

Kapust, Daniel, Travis Nelson and Katie Robiadek.  "Rawls on Agreeing to Disagree: How Democracies Differ from Non-democracies in Justifying War."  Democracy and Security. 2018. 14.1.

Kapust, Daniel J. Advenit Cicero. Invited review essay on recent Cicero scholarship.  Contemporary Political Theory. Advance online publication:

Kapust, Daniel J. “On Roman Patriotism.” In the Springer Handbook of Patriotism. Edited by Mitja Sardoč. Advance online publication:

Kapust, Daniel and Michelle Schwarze. "The Rhetoric of Sincerity: Cicero and Smith on Propriety and Political Context." American Political Science Review. 2016. 110.1.

Kapust, Daniel J., and Helen M. Kinsella, eds. Comparative Political Theory in Time and Place: Theory’s Landscapes. Springer, 2016.

Kapust, Daniel, “Rethinking Rousseau’s Tyranny of Orators: Cicero’s On Duties and the Beauty of True Glory.” In The General Will: The Evolution of a Concept. Edited by James Farr and David Lay Williams. Cambridge. 2015.  175-196.

Kapust, Daniel, “Free Speech and Censorship in Tacitus’ Annales.” In Censorship Moments: Reading Texts in the History of Censorship and Freedom of Expression. Edited by Geoff Kemp. Bloomsbury Academic. 2015. 17-24.