I am probably the most unqualified person to analyze the larger meanings of last week’s events at Middlebury. It will take some time for me to be dispassionate. If you promise to bear that in mind, I will say what I’m thinking and rely on you to discount it appropriately: What happened last Thursday has the potential to be a disaster for American liberal education.
The world is unpredictable and the chief concerns for the next administration might be barely a blip on the radar today. Here are ten countries and potential crises that should certainly be on the next administration’s radar screen.
What are the civic benefits that accrue from adopting the economist’s view of the world — and, in turn, what are the limitations?
In a regime of liberty that intends to have a robust civil society, there will need to be formal and informal institutions as well as individuals, whose normal functioning produces a safeguarding effect for the community.
President Obama is a creature of the modern American “neoliberal” consensus, and the current anxiety of the elites over the president’s leadership reflects an underlying and growing self-doubt among that consensus.
Members of one profession can perhaps lay special claim to a proprietary interest in the problem of civic education in America: political scientists.
Colin Dueck’s thorough analysis of the foreign-policy views of Republican political leaders since World War II offers careful, detailed policy analysis of the history.
This event will take place as scheduled but will adjourn early due to the weather.
Press release/summary for Federal Preemption, edited by Michael S. Greve and Richard A. Epstein.
This bookisan invaluable tool for observing and evaluating the changing shape of politics and the legislative branch of government.