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Ashbrook Alumnus Inspires Community to Found a School

Ashbrook Scholar alumnus Rich Policz dreamed of a high school based on Christian principles and following a classical model of education. He proposed the idea to the head of the primary school that his church already sponsored. The administrator was … Continue reading »

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Schwarz Replies to Knott’s Review of The War of 1812

The following is a reply to Stephen Knott, “Republican Ideology and Its Failure in the War of 1812,” a review of Donald Hickey, The War of 1812: Writings from America’s Second War of Independence.  BY MICHAEL SCHWARZ Only the most humorless … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook Scholars Intern at The Heritage Foundation

A summer interning at The Heritage Foundation has given two Ashbrook Scholars an exciting introduction to the fast-paced world of Washington think tanks. Christopher Goffos and Joe Griffith, both rising seniors, are among 67 students selected from across the country … Continue reading »

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Ken Masugi on Immigration Policy

This article originally appeared on Liberty Fund’s Liberty Law Blog. An Occupy Wall Street Immigration Policy BY KEN MASUGI The rancor over immigration policy obscures what should be its central concern—the perpetuation of the principles of the Declaration of Independence … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook-Trained Teacher to Instruct at Community College

A teacher who completed her Master of Arts in American History and Government (MAHG) last fall saw a professional door open for her this May. Applying to teach as an instructor in political science at a community college, Michelle Check … Continue reading »

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Ashbrook in the News: Reaching Teachers Nationwide

This story was originally published in the July 19, 2013 edition of the Ashland Times Gazette By Courtney Day Times Gazette Staff Writer  Ashbrook Center History and Government Master’s Program Attracts Students From Around the Country It may be summer … Continue reading »

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Book Review: Gettysburg: The Last Invasion

This review originally appeared in the July 15, 2013 issue of National Review BY MACKUBIN OWENS Gettysburg remains the greatest clash of arms ever to occur in North America. It is also the most studied battle in American history. In … Continue reading »

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Donor Profile: John and Barbara Walter

A set of powerful ideas can be contained in a small package. John and Barbara Walter keep a stash of pocket-sized booklets in their home. Designed and printed by the Ashbrook Center, these contain the entire text of the US … Continue reading »

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Mackubin Owens: Grant at Vicksburg

This article originally appeared in The Weekly Standard. While Robert E. Lee was whipping Joe Hooker at Chancellorsville in May 1863, there were ominous developments for the Confederacy in Mississippi. During that month, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s Army of the … Continue reading »

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Our Capacity for Self Government: Fourth of July Reflections

BY CHRISTOPHER FLANNERY American children are not born understanding the principles of their country, and most American college students—if reports can be believed—are still largely unfamiliar with them when they graduate. New immigrants are probably a little vague on the … Continue reading »

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