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Hoover Digest articles by William Damon

April 21, 2014

American Dreams and Visions

The American dream isn’t just about riches. Even in the twenty-first century, it’s still about freedom.

January 23, 2012

A Curriculum for the Curious

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Innovators shouldn’t have to drop out of school to follow their dreams, but schools seem almost designed to stand in their way. By William Damon.

July 13, 2011

The Core of Civic Virtue

Either we teach the young to understand and appreciate their freedom, or we cheat them of their birthright. By William Damon.

October 14, 2008

The Young and the Restless

The Young and the Restless by William Damon

How can we guide our young people toward a meaningful life? Research by Hoover senior fellow William Damon suggests a critical answer: by giving them a sense of purpose.