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1 Introduction: What Is Prudential Leadership? 1 Ethan Fishman Part I: The Nature of Prudence 2 Prudence in Xenophon's Memorabilia and Cyropaedia 17 Gary D. Glenn 3 Thomas Aquinas on Magnanimous and Prudent Statesmanship 33 Kenneth L. Deutsch 4 The Role of Prudence in Burke's Politics 53 PeterJ. Stanlis 5 Bringing Prudence Back In: Leadership, Statecraft, and Political Science 71 Carnes Lord 6 A Postscript to PoliticalJudgment 85 Ronald Beiner Part II: The Scope of Prudence 7 Political Judgment in Dark Times: Frederick Douglass and Slavery 103 Richard S. Ruderman 8 Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation: A Model of Prudent Leadership 125 Joseph R. Fornieri 9 Prudence, Imprudence, and the Puzzle of Bill Clinton 151 Wynne Walker Moskop 10 Prudence and the Constitution: On the Year 2000 Presidential Election Controversy 181 George Anastaplo