The Best Kind of College: An Insiders' Guide to America's Small Liberal Arts Colleges, edited with Susan McWilliams (SUNY Press, forthcoming 2015)
Too Young to Run? A Proposal for an Age Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Penn State University Press, 2012)
A Political Companion to Walt Whitman, editor (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2011)
America Goes to College: Political Theory for the Liberal Arts (State University of New York Press, 2002)
Political Theory for Mortals: Shades of Justice, Images of Death (Cornell University Press, 1996)
The Politics of Irony: Essays in Self-Betrayal, edited with Daniel W. Conway (St. Martin's/MacMillan, 1992)
Political Returns: Irony in Politics and Theory from Plato to the Antinuclear Movement (Westview Press, 1990)
Appeared in This American Gothic, a feature documentary directed by Sasha Waters Freyer.