The military’s contribution to the American civic character has been a positive one. But as society grows increasingly uncomfortable with the military's beliefs and duties—such as harsh training, strict discipline, and a preferential focus on battlefield excellence—both the national defense and national character are likely to suffer.
In spite of the national debate over the efficacy of state-level exams, whether assessments in civics enhance democratic education remains largely unexamined. This paper uses a large 2012 national survey of 18–24-year-olds to examine the potential effect of civics assessments on civic outcomes.
Please join us for a book launch event and panel discussion on poverty, theology, and economics with contributors to a compelling new volume from the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, “For the Least of These.” Attendees will receive a complimentary copy.
Maintaning a high level of government funding has become a major goal of the US scientific community and US universities, at a cost to the practice of science. This brief argues that reforms could begin with Washington setting a modest overhead rate for all federal grant recipients and for universities to sponsor pro bono research, reviving the land-grant university ethos of an earlier age.
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.
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Join Lerman, Wilcox, and a group of distinguished scholars and commentators for the release of Lerman and Wilcox’s report, which examines the relationships among and policy implications of marriage, family structure, and economic success in America.
Please join AEI for a book forum moderated by Last and featuring five of these leading conservative voices. By the time the forum is over, attendees may be on their way to discovering an entirely different — and better — moral universe.
Join us, as experts discuss their predictions for whether the United States will strike a nuclear deal with Iran ahead of the November 24 deadline, and the repercussions of the possible outcomes.
Please join Author James Grant and AEI senior economists for a discussion about Grant's book, "The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself" (Simon & Schuster, 2014).