David Tucker is a senior fellow at the Ashbrook Center. He is the director of the Ashbrook Center’s project on Religion in American History and Politics and the General Editor of the Center’s Core Document Collections. Prior to working at the Ashbrook Center, he taught for 15 years at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and worked both in the Pentagon and overseas for the U.S. government. Prior to his government service, Tucker was a William Rainey Harper Fellow at the University of Chicago.
Tucker earned his Ph. D. in history at the Claremont Graduate School in 1981. His most recent book is Resistance and Revolution: Moral Revolution, Military Might, and the End of Empire (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016). He is also the author of The End of Intelligence: Espionage and State Power in the Information Age (Stanford University Press, 2014); Illuminating The Dark Arts of War: Terrorism, Sabotage and Subversion in Homeland Security and the New Conflict (2012); Enlightened Republicanism: A Study of Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia (Lexington Books, 2008); and U.S. Special Operations Forces, with Christopher Lamb (Columbia University Press, 2007). With Sarah Morgan Smith and Ellen Deitz Tucker, he is the editor of Religion in American History and Politics: 25 Core Documents (Ashbrook Press, 2016). In addition, he has published chapters and articles on Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, and Benjamin Franklin.