Michael Novak was the author or editor of more than fifty books. Novak’s whole life was a story of scholarship, social commentary, and intellectual independence. His insights secured his place as an original thinker of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.



Michael Novak, who was a professor at The Catholic University of America's Busch School of Business and Economics at his death, was an author, philosopher, and theologian. 


Ever since The Open Church hit shelves in 1964, Michael Novak has been a voice of insight on American and Catholic culture. His more than 50 books on culture, philosophy, and theology are still considered critical reads. 


Insights into a Changing World: Read Michael Novak's essays, articles and opinion pieces, as well as reviews of his books, and more...



What People Are Saying...

“Whether or not you always agree with him, you will see in this book why Michael Novak is considered one of our most profound thinkers on the relationship between democracy, capitalism, and freedom. This memoir of his intellectual odyssey is both a compelling personal narrative and a provocative intellectual history of our times.”

Walter Isaacson
President of the Aspen Institute, former chairman of CNN, former managing editor of Time, and author of Einstein and Steve Jobs

“Anyone interested in the moral, personal, and intellectual journey of the last half century should read this memoir of the most important theologically inspired citizen I have ever worked with.” 

Newt Gingrich

“One of America’s greatest moral philosophers – the theologian of democratic capitalism – relives not only his own intellectual journey, but that of America: from the turbulent 1960s and ‘70s, through renewal in the 1980s and into an uncertain future in which his wisdom can be our guide. An enriching experience to read.”

Morton Kondracke
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Awards and Honors

Abraham Lincoln Literary Award

Templeton Prize winner