The Rise of Wokeness in the Military

Thomas Spoehr / Director, Center for National Defense at the Heritage Foundation The following is adapted from a talk delivered on July 20, 2022, at the Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship on Hillsdale’s Washington, D.C. campus, as part of the AWC Family Foundation Lecture Series.  Complaints by veteran soldiers about … More The Rise of Wokeness in the Military

The Continuing Importance of Thomas Sowell

The following is adapted from a speech delivered at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar on February 24, 2022, in Naples, Florida. WHEN I was researching my biography of economist Thomas Sowell, I kept coming across Sowell’s own descriptions of scholars he admired, and I was often struck by how well those descriptions applied to Sowell … More The Continuing Importance of Thomas Sowell

What Senators Should Ask Biden’s Supreme Court Nominee

The mystery: President Joe Biden nominated U.S. Circuit Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, but who exactly is she, and what is her judicial philosophy? What we know: Jackson’s previous rulings and comments offer some insights. We know, for instance, that she’s a favorite of leftist special interest groups. But … More What Senators Should Ask Biden’s Supreme Court Nominee

The SARS2 Pandemic: Will Truth Prevail?

Dr. Atlas will speak on the tragedy of the SARS2 pandemic and the need to restore trust in the country’s vital institutions. The management of this pandemic has left a stain on many of America’s once noble institutions, including our elite universities, research institutes and journals, and public health agencies. Among the most damaged has … More The SARS2 Pandemic: Will Truth Prevail?

The Middle Class and Why It’s Disappearing

In this Highlight from Hillsdale College’s FREE online course, “American Citizenship and Its Decline,” Victor Davis Hanson explores the roots of citizenship in ancient Greece, explains how a strong middle class is essential to free government, and describes how we are losing the middle class today. Visit our website: http://hillsdale.edu Learn from our online courses: … More The Middle Class and Why It’s Disappearing

The Way Out

The following is adapted from a speech delivered at a Hillsdale College reception in Overland Park, Kansas, on November 18, 2021. Here are two questions pertinent to our times: (1) How would you reduce the greatest free republic in history to despotism in a short time? and (2) How would you stop that from happening? The … More The Way Out

Is Ensuring Election Integrity Anti-Democratic?

John R. Lott, Jr., Founder and President, Crime Prevention Research Center Sixteen years ago, in 2005, the Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform issued a report that proposed a uniform system of requiring a photo ID in order to vote in U.S. elections. The report also pointed out that widespread absentee voting makes vote fraud more … More Is Ensuring Election Integrity Anti-Democratic?