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History for the public should be both accessible and intellectually challenging, conscientious in its subjectivity, and honest in its celebration of past triumphs, writes Wilfred McClay.

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How proud are Americans of their country? As Independence Day approaches, this AEI Public Opinion Study focuses on patriotism in the United States, examining Americans’ self-professed patriotism, how people describe others’ patriotism, and reasons people are proud of the US.

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College Board’s revised AP History framework is at the forefront of this summer’s debate. Opponents charge it heavily focuses on a narrative of successive American depravity and injustice.

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Covering a story about society and culture? Here’s the latest from AEI’s Society and Culture experts.

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The current “age of fracture” means shared history is becoming less important than individual experience. To overcome its current decline, history must address the public’s common past and future in a way meant to contribute to a healthy foundation for our common civic existence.

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This Flag Day, we must remember both our flag’s glories and its requests. The stars and stripes provoke us to contemplate the duties we carry as citizens, chief of which is respect for the rule of law.

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The changing population of the veterans’ community has profound implications for civil society as a whole, beyond simple logistics affecting the National Cemetery Administration.

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Charles Murray sits down with AEI’s Jonah Goldberg to discuss the future of the American project and his provocative new book, “By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission.”

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Carlos Lozada reviews Charles Murray’s “By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission” for the Washington Post Book Party.

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Too many government regulations today are pointless and prevent us from doing our jobs as well as we could, writes Charles Murray. His modest proposal: ignore them.

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Can’t we all learn about the great Americans of history with a view to what they did, rather than what they looked like?

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