Peter Schramm is Professor of Political Science at Ashland University and the Executive Director of the John M. Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs. He earned his Ph.D. in Government from the Claremont Graduate School, and holds an M.A. in Government from Claremont Graduate School and an M.A. in International History from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dr. Schramm is also a former president of the Claremont Institute for the Study of Statesmanship and Political Philosophy. He has contributed to a number of books, including History of American Political Thought, Natural Right and Political Right, Statecraft and Power, has published essays on Booker T. Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and American politics, wrote the Introduction to Lord Charnwood’s Abraham Lincoln: A Biography, and teaches courses in American political thought, Abraham Lincoln, Shakespeare, and Ralph Ellison.