As Abraham Lincoln so vividly described, the Constitution’s patent clause adds “the fuel of interest to the fire of genius.”
Today’s youth experience a lengthening or delayed transition to adulthood, meaning that they take longer to establish stable patterns of civic engagement.
America is suffering an epidemic of loneliness, and in the siloed worlds of modern life, people look for a sense of community in the polarized tribes forming across the country.
What Americans have traditionally found admirable in their peers is a moral constancy, a dedication to principle, especially in the face of danger.
AEI’s Lynne Cheney recently presentation about her book “James Madison: A Life Reconsidered” at the Hudson Library & Historical Society.
President Trump has proposed ending birthright citizenship with an executive order. Experts discuss whether the president has the power to do so under the Constitution.
President Trump has threatened to sign an executive ending birthright citizenship. Experts discuss whether this executive order would be constitutional.
When a US senator sets pen to paper to explain the core problems of Washington and America as a whole, you don’t expect the explanation to come down to “loneliness.”
Join AEI as a panel of experts commemorate Russell Kirk and explore the ways his life and legacy have shaped contemporary conservatism.
Please join AEI for the seventh annual Walter Berns Constitution Day Lecture, as Diana J. Schaub, professor of political science at Loyola University Maryland and visiting professor at Harvard University, traces how and why American statesmen from George Washington to Lincoln deliberated about the intersection of science with moral and political questions.
Constitution Day, September 17th — the day delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the draft Constitution and sent it to the states for ratification — is a poor cousin to July 4th. No fireworks, no days off from work. It’s doubtful that one in ten thousand Americans will even take note of the day.
We should be doing more listening and less talking. We should do less attacking straw men and more honestly trying to understand the other side on their own terms. We should try to remember, as Thomas Jefferson said, that not every difference in opinion is a difference in principle.