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.
At this event, Dinesh Thakur will discuss his experiences and the wider problems of Indian drug quality. Pharmaceutical and medical experts will then discuss Thakur’s remarks and the safety of US and international drugs.
Join us for a conversation with Governor Dannel Malloy as he discusses the successes and challenges of accomplishing school reform at the state level.
Join AEI in welcoming Michael Rubin for a Bradley Lecture discussing his upcoming book “Dancing with the devil: Lessons from negotiating with rogues and terrorists.”
At the Philanthropic Freedom Project's inaugural public event, AEI President Arthur Brooks will present his new research on how charitable giving has changed in the United States in the wake of the Great Recession and how those changes have serious ramifications for future tax policy.
The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute and AEI’s Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies invite you to a forum with the 18th Air Force Chief of Staff General T. Michael Moseley (ret.) to discuss the imperative for air power in an increasingly uncertain world.
Thie event will address the economic implications of cultural fragmentation, the perception of capitalism in Western culture, and how economists can incorporate cultural considerations into their analyses.