Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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The Ashbrook Center publishes a wide variety of material as part of its mission to strengthen constitutional self-government from books and monographs to essays and editorials.

  • Editorials – Since the late 1990s, Ashbrook has published editorials on our website from some of the nation’s top scholars including Steven Hayward, Robert Alt, and Mackubin T. Owens on a wide variety of topics from terrorism to the Constitution to economics.
  • Dialogues – Some pieces that we have published don’t fit a particular mold, such as speeches or Congressional testimony.  You will find these pieces among our Dialogues.
  • On Principle – From 1993 to 2011, On Principle served as Ashbrook’s primary newsletter to our supporters.  Within its pages were often short essays and opinion pieces on issues of the day that can now be found in this archive.
  • Res Publica - Meaning “affairs of the public” in Latin, Res Publica is a journal of the writings of the Ashbrook Scholars.  For the last several years it has served as the method of publication for the winners of the Taylor Excellence in Writing Award, an essay writing competition for the Scholars that occurs every semester.
  • Statesmanship Theses – All Ashbrook Scholars are required to write and publicly defend a thesis before graduation.  The best of these are given the Charles Parton Award and those award-winning theses can be found in this archive.

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