As we celebrate Independence Day, recent Fox News poll finds a majority of registered voters think both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are patriotic.
People tend to confine Shakespeare’s political thinking to the plays, with the sonnets being a sort of autobiographical love triangle. Not so. The sonnets are at the heart of his civic-minded poetic project.
AEI resident scholar Gary Schmitt joins the show to discuss his upcoming edited volume “The Professions and Civic Life.”
Patriotism isn’t simply flag-waving; it is the deeper civic activities which the flag-waving is a testament to, whose value we are reminded of when our country is attacked and our way of life threatened.
We have not ended up where we began, with democracy. Our institutions of government, business of lawmaking, and notions about successful popular rule do not resemble all that closely the storied originals from Athens.
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Are veterans in public office a vanishing breed? The composition of the state legislatures doesn’t tell such a story.
Having set out to uncover the origins of the mind, author George Makari finds that the Enlightenment-era arguments for and against Locke’s conception of the mind marked the beginning of modern social thought and politics.
Like the definition of combat, it’s a political question of the day rather than a military or national necessity. That doesn’t mean that reexamining the political principles at the heart of the debate is a frivolous enterprise.