• Cambridge Scholars Publishing

    "[Second Thoughts on Capitalism and the State is a] profoundly reflective book shows a pathway forward for academics and activists alike who are stymied by the disconnect between deep critical scholarship and emancipatory social change, yet who will still not give up the good fight."

    - Professor Diane E. Davis, Harvard University

August  Immel

August Immel


Mitchell Hamline School of Law

August Immel graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor?s in History. Upon finishing his undergraduate studies, he pursued a career in the US Armed Forces, ultimately achieving the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps, having served more than twenty years on active duty and in three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has earned five Master?s degrees in a several disciplines - classical history, international studies, military studies, business administration, and operational studies/strategic planning. August has been the recipient of numerous academic awards, including the Academic Honor Graduate of three professional military education institutions. He was also selected as an Olmsted Scholar in 2004, one of only two Marine Officers to be selected, and presented with honors of distinction from the Universidad de Chile for his thesis and academic studies there. August has years of teaching and advising experience, including as an instructor in philosophy and ethics domestically and aboard. He has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, including in the Journal of Military Ethics, whose April 2016 issue featured his article ?The Need for an Ethical Fitness Assessment in the U.S. Armed Forces.? He has also been invited to present his work on ethics at venues across the country, such as at the Association of International Educators annual conference in Los Angeles, for the US Government in the Washington DC area, and overseas as well, including regional conferences in South America. His academic interests included applied ethics, virtue ethics, and assessment for ethics.