Kent M. Brudney is Professor of Political Science at Cuesta Community College in San Luis Obispo, CA. Professor Brudney previously taught at Converse College, South Carolina, and at California Polytechnic State University. He has held a Fulbright Fellowship and several grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He received the Kathyrne Amelia Brown Faculty Award at Converse College. Brudney's essays on Machiavelli and American political thought have appeared in several collections, and he has been published in several journals, including POLITICAL THEORY.Brudney, Kent M. is the author of 'Critical Thinking And American Government ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780495007463 and ISBN 0495007463.