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

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?

A Sensible and Compassionate Anti-COVID Strategy

Some TRUTH about COVID, instead of political BS. October 2020 • Volume 49, Number 10 A Sensible and Compassionate Anti-COVID Strategy Jay Bhattacharya, Stanford University My goal today is, first, to present the facts about how deadly COVID-19 actually is; second, to present the facts about who is at risk from COVID; third, to present some … More A Sensible and Compassionate Anti-COVID Strategy

American Sports Are Letting Down America

July/August 2020 • Volume 49, Number 7/8 American Sports Are Letting Down America Jason Whitlock Outkick.com Jason Whitlock is a sports columnist for Outkick.com, a TV and radio host, and a podcaster. A graduate of Ball State University, where he was a football letterman, he worked as a sportswriter at The Kansas City Star from 1994 to … More American Sports Are Letting Down America

Thoughts on the Current Crisis

Imprimis is the free monthly speech digest of Hillsdale College and is dedicated to educating citizens and promoting civil and religious liberty by covering cultural, economic, political, and educational issues. The content of Imprimis is drawn from speeches delivered at Hillsdale College events. First published in 1972, Imprimis is one of the most widely circulated opinion publications in the nation … More Thoughts on the Current Crisis