Benjamin Silver is a PhD student in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. Before returning to school, he worked as an assistant editor at National Affairs. Beginning in 2022, he will clerk for Judge Steven J. Menashi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is currently writing a dissertation on The Federalist, and his other writing has appeared in publications such as Mosaic, Commentary, First Things, and The Jewish Review of Books. He holds an AB and an AM from the University of Chicago as well as a JD from Yale Law School.