The Boyd and Jill Smith Task Force on Virtues of a Free Society is no longer active as of August 31, 2013. This page will not be updated with future posts.

The Virtues of a Free Society Task Force examines the evolution of America’s core values, how they are threatened, and what can be done to preserve them.

The task force’s aims are to identify the enduring virtues and values on which liberty depends; chart the changes in how Americans have practiced virtues and values over the course of our nation’s history; assess the ability of contemporary associations and institutions—particularly schools, family, and religion—to sustain the necessary virtues; and discuss how society might nurture the virtues and values on which its liberty depends.

Peter Berkowitz and David Brady served as cochairs of the Task Force on the Virtues of a Free Society.

Significant gifts for the support of this task force are acknowledged from

  • Boyd and Jill Smith
  • William E. Simon Foundation
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