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.
Was the American experiment exceptional? Rightly understood, this question should not elicit a value judgment or be confused with claims about American superiority. Because the question is one of history, and the undisputable answer is yes.
The Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee (SFRC) is a group of publicly recognized independent experts on the financial services industry — including experts in banking, insurance, and securities — who meet regularly to study and critique regulatory policies affecting this sector of the economy.
This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
At a Capitol Hill luncheon event, Westchester County Executive, Robert Astorino, will present his first-hand experience with HUD's demands to sue localities over common zoning regulations in an effort to dismantle local zoning as it is known today.
AEI's Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies will host General Mark Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the US Air Force for the concluding session of its series with the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Join AEI for a discussion of two new policy proposals that address the use of road pricing and public-private partnerships, as well as state efforts to enhance infrastructure and economic competitiveness.
Join AEI for a discussion of professional sports subsidies and — fittingly — for a free lunch.
AEI’s Jeffrey Eisenach will argue in favor of a generic antitrust enforcement model with primary enforcement by the FTC and Jonathan Baker of American University will maintain that an industry-specific regulator like the FCC is needed to work with antitrust enforcers to shape competition in the broadband industry. The debate will be moderated by US Court of Appeals Judge Stephen Williams.