Harvard law professor, public intellectual, ethical philosopher & advisor, religious scholar, historian, columnist, podcast host and author.

the broken constitution

In this groundbreaking study, Noah Feldman argues that Lincoln deliberately and recurrently violated the United States' founding arrangements. When he came to power, it was widely believed that the federal government could not use armed force to prevent a state from seceding.


The Podcast

Behind every news headline, there's another, deeper story. It's a story about power. In Deep Background, Harvard Law School professor and Bloomberg View columnist Noah Feldman will bring together a cross-section of expert guests to explore the historical, scientific, legal, and cultural context that help us understand what's really going on behind the biggest stories in the news.


Professor Feldman and the team at his consultancy, Ethical Compass, design innovative, bespoke governance solutions to improve ethical decision making and manage ethical risk.

Prof. Feldman also consults and provides expert opinions on a wide range of constitutional and legal issues.