Dr. Jeff Polet is professor of political science at Hope College in Holland, MI. He is the author of works in American political thought, contemporary European political thought, religion and politics, and constitutional law. Dr. Polet helps direct the academic program for The Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal, and he recently served as editor of the popular website, Front Porch Republic. On the publishing side of late, he co-edited, with David K. Ryden, Documents Decoded: Church and State in America from ABC-CLIO. He doesn’t care too much for movies, but thinks that the music of Gustav Mahler is as close as human beings get to expressing the ineffable, that God listens to Mozart in his spare time, and that Bach is history’s greatest genius.