Alan Patten, professor of politics, is the author of Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations of Minority Rights (2014) and Hegel’s Idea of Freedom (1999), and the co-editor of Language Rights and Political Theory (2003). He is currently working on a book about liberal political theory and religious liberty. His article, “The Normative Logic of Religious Liberty,” appeared in Journal of Political Philosophy in June 2017. He has a longer-term project underway on nationalism and the history of political thought. Patten is the editor of Philosophy and Public Affairs.