Richard M. Reinsch II, a leading conservative scholar on American constitutionalism and free markets, is a senior fellow at The Heritage Foundation and a columnist for The Daily Signal.
Reinsch is the founding editor of Liberty Fund’s online journal Law & Liberty and hosts the podcast Liberty Law Talk. He is coauthor with Peter Augustine Lawler of “A Constitution in Full: Recovering the Unwritten Foundation of American Liberty” (Kansas Press, May 2019).
In his role at Heritage, Reinsch will regularly convene podcast conversations, debates, and conferences with key thinkers and influencers. He will author a regular column at The Daily Signal, Heritage’s multimedia news outlet. Reinsch will continue to host a podcast with high-profile guests to deepen the understanding of our core principles, and develop positions for a morally serious conservatism that advocates constitutional and economic liberty.
Reinsch is the author of “Whittaker Chambers: The Spirit of a Counterrevolutionary” (ISI Books, 2010), and is the editor of “Seeking the Truth: An Orestes Brownson Anthology” (Catholic University of America Press, 2016). His work has appeared in Perspectives on Political Science, Commentary, National Affairs, American Affairs, The American Conservative, Modern Age, National Review Online, The Weekly Standard, and The University Bookman, among other publications.
He received his law degree in 2004 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He practiced law in securities and mergers and acquisitions before arriving at Liberty Fund.