About Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

THOMAS E. WOODS, JR., is a senior fellow at the Ludwig von Mises Institute. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard, and his master’s and Ph.D. in history from Columbia University. His eight books include Sacred Then and Sacred Now: The Return of the Old Latin Mass, 33 Questions About American History You’re Not Supposed to Ask, How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization, The Church Confronts Modernity, the New York Times bestseller The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History, and (with Kevin R. C. Gutzman) Who Killed the Constitution? Woods won first place in the 2006 Templeton Enterprise Awards for his book The Church and the Market: A Catholic Defense of the Free Economy.

Woods’ writing has appeared in dozens of popular and scholarly periodicals, including the American Historical Review, the Christian Science Monitor, Investor’s Business Daily, Catholic Historical Review, Modern Age, Catholic Social Science Review, Inside the Vatican, Human Events, University Bookman, Journal of Markets & Morality, New Oxford Review, Religion & Liberty, and Human Rights Review. For eleven years Woods served as associate editor of The Latin Mass magazine, and is currently a contributing editor of The American Conservative. A contributor to six encyclopedias, Woods is also co-editor of Exploring American History: From Colonial Times to 1877, an eleven-volume encyclopedia.

Woods lives in Auburn, Alabama, with his wife and three daughters, and maintains a Web site at ThomasEWoods.com.