The Tocqueville Program Fosters Self-Governing Citizens

By: Mike Sabo Professors Benjamin and Jenna Storey have a motto: “Education must begin from where the students are.” Today, they note, “an increasing number of bright, politically interested young people prefer Karl Marx, Carl Schmitt, and Malcolm X to the ‘Federalist Papers,’ John Stuart Mill, and Martin Luther King, Jr.” While the Storeys find such attractions “obviously troubling,” they also “take […]

What Is American Citizenship?

THE 1776 SERIES By: Dennis Hale & Marc Landy These days, the idea of citizenship immediat­­ely calls to mind the idea of rights: we have rights because we are citizens of a rights-protecting nation. Behind this idea is the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims that all men are created equal and are endowed by their creator […]

The American Regime and Its Moral Ground

THE 1776 SERIES By: Hadley Arkes n the night he was elected President in November 2008, Barack Obama addressed a vast throng in Grant Park in my hometown of Chicago and remarked that we had built this country “calloused hand by calloused hand, for 221 years.” Obama professed an admiration for Abraham Lincoln, but it was clear […]

Educating Students about the Victims of Communism

By: Mike Sabo Many Americans today assume that the threat of Communism subsided with the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. But “We continue to see Communist and socialist regimes pop up and spread not only in Latin America – for example, in Venezuela and Nicaragua – but around the world,” says Ambassador Andrew […]

Justice Stephen Markman (Ret.) Joins Patriot Week Foundation Board of Directors

Bloomfield Hills, MI – October 24, 2021 – The Patriot Week Foundation is delighted to announce that retired Michigan Supreme Court Justice, and Chief Justice, Stephen Markman has joined its Board of Directors.  Capping a lengthy commitment of public service in a variety of capacities, he served on the Court from 1999 until his retirement […]

Is Patriotism Worth Preserving?

THE 1776 SERIES By: Steven B. Smith This is not to say that patriotism in on the verge of disappearance, but it has come to seem ethically challenged in today’s cancel culture. Yet once you leave any urban environment, it is not hard to find people with no reservations about their love of country who […]

The James Wilson Institute Teaches the Moral Foundations of the Law

Should the U.S. Constitution be interpreted through the lens of the Declaration of Independence? A recent debate hosted by The Federalist Society pitting teacher and writer Hadley Arkes against University of Toledo law professor Lee Strang demonstrated that this is not merely an academic question. It touches on the foundations of the American regime – the “Novus […]