Next April 15, we’re going to have a one-day conference on the general topic of the teaching of American politics. Here are some possible themes: the relationship between civic education and liberal education, the use of literature and film, the heroic approach (Washington, Lincoln, etc.), the use of our foreign critics (such as Tocqueville or Chesterton), the use of technology to liven up teaching, and the place of the Constitution and constitutional law. We’re open to any and all proposals and presentations. Due to the economic downturn and the instability of the climate, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll be able to fund any travel. But the good news is that there will be no registration fee and we’ll feed you while you’re here. It’s highly likely that selected presentations will be published in the outstanding journal PERSPECTIVES ON POLITICAL SCIENCE . Berry College is in northwest Georgia about an hour and a half from the Atlanta airport. Contact me if you need further details—plawler@berry.edu.

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