"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Lord Acton
Kevin Schmiesing, Ph.D., is a research fellow for the research department at the Acton Institute. He is a frequent writer on Catholic social thought and economics, is the author of American Catholic Intellectuals, 1895-1955 (Edwin Mellen Press, 2002) and is most recently the author of
Within the Market Strife: American Catholic Economic Thought from Rerum Novarum to Vatican II (Lexington Books, 2004).
Dr. Schmiesing holds a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in history from Franciscan University ofSteubenville. Author of
Within the Market Strife and
American Catholic Intellectuals, 1895—1955
(2002), he serves as Book Review Editor for the
Journal of Markets & Morality. He is also executive director of
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