Michael Zuckert is the Nancy R. Dreux Professor of Political Science, Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame. His books include Natural Rights and the New Republicanism, the Natural Rights Republic, Launching Liberalism, and (with Catherine Zuckert) The Truth About Leo Strauss and Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy, in addition to many articles. He has also edited The Spirit of Religion & the Spirit of Liberty and (with Derek Webb) The Antifederal Writings of the Melancton Smith Circle.

He co-authored and co-produced a public radio series, Mr. Adams and Mr. Jefferson: A Nine-Part Drama for the Radio. He was also a senior scholar for Liberty! (1997), a six-hour public television series on the American Revolution and served as senior advisor on the PBS series on Benjamin Franklin (2002) and Alexander Hamilton (2007).