Eric Voegelin (1901-1985) was one of the most original and
influential philosophers of our time. Born in Cologne, Germany, he
studied at the University of Vienna, where he became a professor of
political science in the Faculty of Law. In 1938, he and his wife,
fleeing Hitler, emigrated to the United States. They became
American citizens in 1944. Voegelin spent much of his career at
Louisiana State University, the University of Munich, and the
Hoover Institution at Stanford University. During his lifetime he
published many books and more than one hundred articles. The
Collected Works of Eric Voegelin will make available in a uniform
edition all of Voegelin's major writings.
Dante Germino is Professor Emeritus of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia. He is the author of several books, including Beyond Ideology, Political Philosophy and the Open Society, and Antonio Gramsci: Architect of a New Politics. Residing in the Netherlands since his retirement, Germino is currently affiliated with the University of Amsterdam's Vakgroep Politicologie and its International School, where he serves as Guest Research Fellow.