Kevin R. C. Gutzman is a professor of history at Western Connecticut State University and the author, most recently, of Thomas Jefferson, Revolutionary: A Radical’s Struggle to Remake America (St. Martin’s, 2017) and James Madison and the Making of America (St. Martin’s, 2012). His other books are the New York Times bestseller The Politically Incorrect Guide to the ConstitutionVirginia’s American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840  and (with Thomas Woods) Who Killed the Constitution? The Federal Government vs. American Liberty from World War I to Barack Obama.

Gutzman has edited new editions of John Taylor of Caroline’s Tyranny Unmasked and New Views of the Constitution of the United States, and his essay “Lincoln as Jeffersonian: The Colonization Chimera” appeared in editor Brian Dirck’s collection Lincoln Emancipated: The President and the Politics of Race. More recently, his “James Madison and the Ratification of the Constitution: A Triumph over Adversity” was published in A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe.

His writing has appeared in The Journal of American History, The Journal of Southern History, The Journal of the Early Republic , The Review of Politics, The American Conservative, National Review, Modern Age, Human Events, The University Bookman, Publius: The Journal of Federalism, WorldNetDaily, Military History, The Charleston Post and Courier, The Journal of the Historical Society,,, and many other publications.  He has also contributed to 21 historical encyclopedias.

Gutzman has appeared on well over 100 radio programs, including syndicated shows such as the Michael Medved Show, the Janet Parshall Show, the Curtis Sliwa Show, and multiple programs on Air America, on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Mike Church Show (including as guest host), as well as on C-SPAN 2’s Book TV, CNN’s Lou Dobbs Tonight, and Fox News’s The Glenn Beck Program. He has also been interviewed by reporters from the AP, the Washington Times, the Philadelphia Enquirer, the Washington PostThe Hartford Business Journal, the Houston Chronicle online, and the New York Times.

Gutzman has served as technical advisor to two documentary CDs and one feature film project. In addition, he was a featured expert in the documentary film “John Marshall: Citizen, Statesman, Jurist.”

Gutzman holds a B.A. in history from the University of Texas and a master’s and Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia; he also holds a master of public affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs of the University of Texas and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. His website is


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