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Mortimer Adler Is Smiling Today

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First off, this great Hillsdale prof, Nathan Schlueter, wrote a pithy and up-to-date defense of Great Books education for NRO today. He poses this genuine liberal education, against its imposter, which he calls “Liberalist Education.” Liberalist education is characterized by three . . . . Continue Reading »

American Liberty #4: Morning No Longer

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Note: I wrote the heart of this several months ago, and the current federal shut-down has nothing to do with my presenting it now. Obama’s re-election , the overall character of today’s Democratic Party , and my own creepy premonitions are the “current events” that prompted it. . . . . Continue Reading »

Constitution Day and the Democrats

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I’ve been gratified by the encouraging response given my initial American Liberty posts, in which I outline my theory of the five American conceptions of liberty. It looks like I will have a chance to present my ideas to a wider intellectual audience soon, but remember that you read about it . . . . Continue Reading »