His reading list focuses on how liberty is won, lost, and neglected. By Jonathan Rauch.
In recent years, a movement has been calling for the United States government to pay reparations for slavery in America. What does the federal government owe the descendants of slaves in this country? Should such reparations be viewed as a gesture of recognition for past wrongs or as an attempt to actually correct those past wrongs? Would payment of reparations erase the lingering economic problems in the African American community or would they do more harm than good? And if reparations are a good idea, who should receive them, all African Americans or just those descended from slaves?
Peter Berkowitz on Education’s End: Why Our Colleges and Universities Have Given Up on the Meaning of Life by Anthony T. Kronman
France may have a case for banning the burqa. By Peter Berkowitz.
Civics education must not be indoctrination, but it also must not be overlooked. By Peter Berkowitz.
Why Abraham Lincoln matters—even now. By Shelby Steele.
Today on Uncommon Knowledge, part four of a 1998 interview with Christopher Hitchens and Bill Buckley. The topic of the day – the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Dr. Harry Jaffa discusses the political climate of the 1960s relative to civil-rights legislation and Barry Goldwater...
Black Americans would do better to stand than to kneel. An interview with Hoover fellow Shelby Steele.
Jack Kemp, who died Saturday at age 73, did something exceptional...
A near quadrupling of the federal deficit in 2009 alone. The nationalization of the Detroit automakers...
Peter Schweizer and Wynton C. Hall tell how they captured history in their new book, a look at oratory that was powerful bot on the podium and in society.
If the Henry Louis Gates imbroglio makes anything clear it is that, in 2009, the mere implication of racial profiling in the arrest of a black professor...
Looking for a revolutionary, finding yet another bargainer. By Shelby Steele.
The Scheinman collection brings to life the story of how two friends, a white American and a black Kenyan, helped African democracy bloom. By Tom Shachtman.