When Hollywood Was Right: How Movie Moguls, Film Stars, and Big
Business Remade American Politics, published by Cambridge
University Press, appeared Fall 2013. In addition, he has authored
and edited twenty-one other books including The Conservative
Ascendancy: How the GOP Made Political History
Press, 2007; rev. and updated edition University Press of Kansas.
2011); Phyllis Schlafly and Grassroots Conservatism
(Princeton University Press, 2005); Intended Consequences: Birth
Control, Abortion, and the Federal Government (Oxford
University Press, 1999, pap. 2001); Studebaker: The Life and Death
of an American Corporations (Indiana University Press, 1997);
and the Brookings Institution: Expertise and the Public Interest
in a Democratic Society (Northern Illinois University Press,
1989). He is general editor for the new Oxford Encyclopedia of
American Political and Legal History.
At ASU He teaches courses on American conservatism, political
thought, political conspiracy, and contemporary American history. He
is co-director of an undergraduate certificate program, Political
Thought and Leadership, established in 2012.
He is a native California. He is founding editor of the
Journal of Policy History. Critchlow has taught at Hong
Kong University and Warsaw University, Saint Louis University and
University of Notre Dame, as well other other universities.
He is president of the Institute for Political History, a non-profit,
tax-exempt educational foundation, which sponsors the Policy History
Conference, graduate travel awards, and other academic projects.
His books are regularly reviewed in the New York Times Book
Review, New Republic, National Review, and The Nation
and have been reviewed in The New Yorker, Washington
Post Book Review, and many other newspapers. He have appeared
on C-Span Books, NPR's Talk of the Nation, BBC World News, and
numerous talk-radio programs. He has lectured throughout Europe and
China as a State Department Distinguished Lecturer and a Fulbright Scholar.