Nathanael Blake

Postdoctoral Fellow

Nathanael Blake, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. His primary research interests are American political theory, Christian political thought, and the intersection of natural law and philosophical hermeneutics. His published scholarship has included work on Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Alasdair MacIntyre, Russell Kirk and J.R.R. Tolkien. He is currently working on a study of Kierkegaard and labor. As a cultural observer and commentator, he is also fascinated at how our secularizing culture develops substitutes for the loss of religious symbols, meaning and order.

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Nathanael Blake, Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. His primary research interests are American political theory, Christian political thought, and the intersection of natural law and philosophical hermeneutics. His published scholarship has included work on Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Alasdair MacIntyre, Russell Kirk and J.R.R. Tolkien. He is currently working on a study of Kierkegaard and labor. As a cultural observer and commentator, he is also fascinated at how our secularizing culture develops substitutes for the loss of religious symbols, meaning and order.

Dr. Blake grew up in the Pacific Northwest, and received an undergraduate degree in microbiology with a chemistry minor from Oregon State University. After working as a writer and editor in the pro-life movement, he enrolled in graduate studies at the Catholic University of America, earning a doctorate in political theory. His dissertation was titled: “Natural Law and History: The Use and Abuse of Practical Reason.” Blake was a Richard M. Weaver Fellow of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and served as an adjunct professor of American Government at Wheeling Jesuit University.

Dr. Blake is a Senior Contributor to The Federalist, where he has published over 150 pieces since 2017. His work has been published in a variety of publications, including Public DiscourseThe Catholic World Report, and National Review.

An evangelical Christian, Blake helps lead worship at his church—he particularly enjoys playing old hymns on double bass.

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Nathanael Blake on Technology overload

May 22, 2024 | WORLD Radio

Nathanael Blake on A Risk Worth Taking

November 28, 2023 | WORLD Radio

On November 28, 2023, Nathanael Blake appeared on WORLD Radio to discuss why Christian men should embrace the dangers and…

Nathanael Blake on “Rich Men North of Richmond”

August 11, 2023 | One America News Network

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AUDIO: America’s Principle of Providence

July 24, 2023 | Constituting America Podcast

Americans love a good origin story. This love carries into the origin story of our country. Today, we are discussing…

AUDIO: Oversharing: U.S. Defense Production Can’t Meet Demands

July 13, 2023 | KTRH Local Houston and Texas News

Critics warn this is the result of decades of outsourcing U.S. manufacturing, which has left production unable to meet our…

AUDIO: Japanese Scientists Developing Lab Grown Babies

May 26, 2023 | One America News Network

VIDEO: Nathanael Blake on Minnesota Abortion Bill

January 23, 2023 | One America News Network

On January 23, 2023, EPPC Postdoctoral Fellow Nathanael Blake appeared on One America News Network to discuss the bill moving…

VIDEO: Nathanael Blake on the Beginning of Pregnancy

October 11, 2022 | OAN News Network

On October 11, 2022, EPPC Postdoctoral Fellow Nathanael Blake joined Addison Smith of One America News Network to discuss recent…

AUDIO: Nathanael Blake on Parental Rights, Groomers, Rainbow Identities, and Failures of Feminism

May 25, 2022 | The Optimistic Curmudgeon

On May 25, 2022, EPPC Postdoctoral Fellow Nathanael Blake appeared on The Optimistic Curmudgeon to discuss Florida and North Carolina’s…

VIDEO: Nathanael Blake on Biden Plan to House Violent Men in Women’s Prisons

January 10, 2022 | Washington Watch with Tony Perkins

On January 10, 2022, EPPC Postdoctoral Fellow Nathanael Blake appeared on Washington Watch with Tony Perkins to discuss a proposed…