Tag: Richard Flathman

Richard Flathman, 1934-2015

Richard Flathman, the eminent political theorist who helped create what is sometimes called “the Hopkins School,” has died. I only read one of his books—on Hobbes—and never met him. From afar, he seemed like one of those austere planets around which the rest of us orbit. Bonnie Honig was one of his students. She provides here a more intimate portrait of the man, noting how his reserve made for a place of greater safety, and that behind or beneath it lay the warmth of another sun. * * * * * I co-edited a book about Richard Flathman’s work and have used his work in my research and teaching throughout my career. On the occasion of his passing, therefore, I comment not on his […]