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Bring Back Civics

quoting Bruce Thorntonvia Oak Park
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Can we be trusted with democracy? I'm starting to conclude that we can't, that we don't care enough, or know enough, to be trusted with our remarkable form of government.

New War for an Ancient Prize

by Ralph Petersvia Military History in the News
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

As the forces of Libyan warlord, self-promoted General Khalifa Haftar, sweep out of Cyrenaica to close on Tripoli, the weaponry has changed but the patterns of military movement remain roughly the same as they have for four millennia.

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49th St. Gallen Symposium On The Topic Of “Capital For Purpose”

mentioning Niall Fergusonvia Caixin Global
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

To begin the programme, Niall Ferguson, Professor at the University of Stanford, will describe the state of Western capitalism from a historian’s perspective.

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Area 45: An American Civics Lesson With David Davenport

interview with David Davenportvia Area 45
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Granting 16-years-old the right to vote, abolishing the Electoral College, reshaping the makeup of the Supreme Court, states entering a voting compact…do we need a renewed emphasis on civics education?

PoliticsFeatured

A California Woman On The Democratic Ticket? If Not, It Won’t Be Because The State’s A Liability

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, March 28, 2019

After the 2016 election and too many columns declaring the near-certainty of a Hillary Clinton presidency, I vowed to abstain from the prediction business.

In the News

Area Libraries Slate Talks About ‘American Creed’

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia Altoona Mirror
Sunday, March 24, 2019

Blair County Library System, in partnership with area libraries and Penn State Altoona, is hosting community conversations drawing upon themes of the documentary “American Creed,” facilitated by Dr. William J. White of Penn State Altoona.

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The Libertarian: In Defense Of The Electoral College

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, March 22, 2019

Despite Elizabeth Warren’s criticisms, it’s still the best way to pick a president.

PoliticsAnalysis and Commentary

How To Take Initiative In California? Go To The Ballot, With An Initiative

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Around the nation, as duly noted in this story that ran last weekend in The Hill, Republican state lawmakers are pushing back against the initiative system.

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Area 45: Is Washington, DC – Trump’s Town? With Mike Franc

interview with Mike Francvia Area 45
Friday, March 15, 2019

DC is not Donald Trump’s town ceremonially or stylistically, but it is in fact Trump’s town for driving debate – and changes on Capitol Hill.

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The History Of Nuclear Warfare And The Future Of Nuclear Energy

via The Hoover Centennial
Friday, March 15, 2019

The first atomic strike in 1945 changed the world forever.

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The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.