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civics


  • Free Speech and Civic Virtue between "Fake News" and "Wokeness"

    by Campbell F. Scribner

    Left critics of the recent "Harper's Magazine" open letter on free speech and open debate make some claims that are narrowly meritorious. But they don't address the value of speech as a way of building the collective citizenship necessary for democracy. In this respect, the signers are correct.



  • The Pandemic Has Led to an Outbreak of Terrible Historical Analogies

    The pandemic has given Americans lots to think about, not the least of which are the awful historical analogies and references used to make its worst actors seem valorous. Here are some of the most egregious examples, why they’re absurd, and why they should be taken seriously.


  • AHA bemoans lack of federal support for history

    by James Grossman

    "[S]ince FY 11 there has been no federal funding provided for history or civics education. We are not providing our teachers with the help they need, the professional development that is essential, to prepare our children to be productive citizens."



  • Common Core and the End of History

    by Alan Singer

    "History education in the schools is clearly the victim of Common Core and efforts by New York and other states to secure federal Race to the Top dollars."