Michael Sherry

Michael Sherry is the Richard W. Leopold Professor of History at Northwestern University and the author, most recently, of The Punitive Turn in American Life: How the United States Learned to Fight Crime Like a War.

When Ideas Mattered

How “freedom from” became “freedom to”

by Michael Sherry | Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Beyond Classification

One writer’s journey into the labyrinth of political and bureaucratic obfuscation

by Michael Sherry | Thursday, July 23, 2020

Hail to the Chiefs

Leaders of the last century

by Michael Sherry | Monday, December 07, 2015

Our Madness for War

Must we persist in using the military option when it so rarely works?

by Michael Sherry | Wednesday, September 01, 2010