John Fonte

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ohn Fonte is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for American Common Culture at the Hudson Institute. He is the author of Sovereignty or Submission: Will Americans Rule

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ohn Fonte is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for American Common Culture at the Hudson Institute. He is the author of Sovereignty or Submission: Will Americans Rule Themselves or be Ruled by Others? , winner of the (ISI) Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s Paolucci-Bagehot book award for 2012 and a number-one rated Amazon best-seller in international law. Fonte’s ideas on "lawfare" were cited in the annual New York Times Magazine's "Year in Ideas" as among the most noteworthy of 2004.

Fonte's essays on history, civic education, patriotism, immigration, and sovereignty have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Commentary, Orbis, The National Interest, and National Review as well as internationally, in LeFigaro (France), Nativ (Israel), Opinio (Netherlands), Perfiles Liberales (Mexico),  and Policy (Australia.)

Fonte has been a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute where he directed the Committee to Review National Standards under the chairmanship of Lynne V. Cheney. He also served as a senior researcher at the U.S. Department of Education and a program administrator at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). He received his Ph.D. in World History from the University of Chicago, and his M.A. and B.A. in History from the University of Arizona.

 

 

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