Europeans today prefer leisure to performance, security to risk-taking, paternalism to free markets, collectivism and group entitlements to individualism.
I think it is no exaggeration to say that one of the most clear-sighted, deeply learned, and steadily courageous of all of the servants of human freedom in our age is the president of the Czech Republic, Václav Klaus.
It is one of the wonders of the political world that John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.
Heroes have become invisible. Their virtues have become unexplainable in the language we now use to explain human actions
From the heroes of the past we learn, and what they teach, by the example of their lives and words, has the special quality of truth by personal example.
In 1936, Roosevelt’s was also the popularity of a leader who had invented a new way to reward the constituencies that he needed to win.
Maintaining the College’s independence, then, is part and parcel of fulfilling Hillsdale’s mission by expounding the ideas that are necessary to preserve.
I think that we need history as much as we need bread or water or love. To make the point, I want to discuss a single human being and why we should know him
You never know. One thing leads to another. Nothing happens in a vacuum. Actions have consequences. These all sound self-evident.
Patton was not merely a great tactician, as Eisenhower seemed to think in deprecating his larger advice about the nature and purpose of World War II.