Colorado's Ridgeview Classical Schools places, at once, emphasis on the community of learning and on individual thought. This kind of education has the power to form a graduate who is especially well equipped to fulfill the duties of citizenship because his or her commitment to America is reflective, clear-sighted, and mature.
Architectural citizenship, properly understood, is the dynamic interaction between multiple factors—formal law, the social context, the needs and aspirations of the client, and the conduct of the architect. Good architecturalmanners depend on the vigorous and healthy interplay between them, and a change in one cannot help but exert an effect on the others, for better or worse.
In a lecture marking the 226th anniversary of the signing of the US Constitution, Michael P. Zuckert critically examines the leading "pro" and "antislavery" interpretations of the Constitutional Convention and offers an alternative analysis tied to a more accurate and less anachronistic reading of the principles and politics of the Founding era.
Thanksgiving is a venerable and much beloved American holiday. But what do we celebrate on Thanksgiving? This collection of stories, speeches, and songs examines the meaning of Thanksgiving Day, with selections by American authors such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Jack London, Langston Hughes, Sarah Orne Jewett and O. Henry, to name just a few.
Each November 11, our nation commemorates Veterans Day. But what does the holiday mean, and how do we properly observe it? This collection of stories, speeches, and songs examines the evolving meaning of Veterans Day, with selections by American authors and statesmen. To learn more about the What So Proudly We Hail project, and for more resources, head to www.WhatSoProudlyWeHail.org.
Last month, the US Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) returned to the City College of New York after a 41-year absence. If successful, it can serve as an example for big-city campuses in other underserved areas like Chicago and Los Angeles.
If in Alexis de Tocqueville's time, publicly minded lawyers prized precedent above all, then today's legal profession seems too often to argue primarily from abstract theories of rights. As legal practice has become ever more specialized and focused on money-making, lawyers have become less pulic-minded and less able to meaningfully engage in civic life.
Members of one profession can perhaps lay special claim to a proprietary interest in the problem of civic education in America: political scientists.
In this conference, veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, mental health and disability experts, and an economist will discuss current hurdles to rehabilitation, and suggest alternatives that could more effectively expedite the reintegration of veterans into their families, communities, and workplaces.
Please join Representative Randy Forbes (R-VA), AEI, the Heritage Foundation, and the Foreign Policy Initiative for a timely discussion on the 2014 QDR and the future of American defense strategy in an era of constrained budgets.
This event is livestream only.
AEI’s Philanthropic Freedom Project welcomes Bill Gates for an exclusive event at AEI.