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Thomas E. Woods

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Thomas E. Woods, Jr., senior fellow in history at the Mises Institute, holds a bachelor's degree in history from Harvard and his master's, M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia University.

His books include the New York Times bestseller The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History (Regnery), 33 Questions About American History You're Not Supposed to Ask, The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy (Lexington), and The Church Confronts Modernity: Catholic Intellectuals and the Progressive Era (Columbia University Press), as well as well as Who Killed the Constitution? The Fate of American Liberty from World War I to George W. Bush (July 2008) and We Who Dared to Say No to War: American Antiwar Writing From 1812 to Now (September 2008). He is also the editor of The Political Writings of Rufus Choate and of a 2003 edition of Orestes Brownson's 1875 classic The American Republic.

Woods's writing has appeared in dozens of popular and scholarly periodicals, including the American Historical Review, Christian Science Monitor, Investor's Business Daily, Modern Age, American Studies, Catholic Social Science Review, Journal of Markets & Morality, New Oxford Review, Catholic World Report, The Freeman, Independent Review, Religion & Liberty, Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, AD2000 (Australia), Christian Order (U.K.), and Human Rights Review. An editor of The Latin Mass magazine for 11 years ,Woods is a contributing editor of The American Conservative and a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Libertarian Studies.  A contributor to six encyclopedias, Woods is co-editor of Exploring American History: From Colonial Times to 1877, an 11-volume encyclopedia.

Woods was the recipient of the 2004 O.P. Alford III Prize for Libertarian Scholarship and of an Olive W. Garvey Fellowship from the Independent Institute in 2003.  He has also been awarded two Humane Studies Fellowships and a Claude R. Lambe Fellowship from the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University and a Richard M. Weaver Fellowship from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He also won the $50,000 first prize in the 2006 Templeton Enterprise Awards for his book The Church and the Market.

Woods has appeared on Fox News Channel's Hannity & Colmes, Fox & Friends, and The Big Story with John Gibson, as well as on MSNBC's Scarborough Country and C-Span2's Book TV.  He has been a guest on over 150 radio programs, including Fox News Live with Alan Colmes, the G. Gordon Liddy Show, and the Michael Medved Show.