Phi Beta Cons

Core Civic Questions

How often do you find a former campus provost exhorting campuses to require their students to seriously study the character and foundations of American democracy? In an eloquent essay Thomas Lindsay makes this case to higher educators and frames six questions essential, for both newly arrived immigrants and native-born citiizens, to “becoming American.”

“American higher education,” he concludes, “has both the obligation and the privilege” to provide core civic education, thus protecting our liberty from being “swallowed whole by democratic conformism.”

Candace de Russy — Candace de Russy is a nationally recognized expert on education and cultural issues.

Most Popular

Episode 27: Get Off Our Lawn

Past Remnant guests Charles Murray and Steve Hayward join Jonah for an unprecedented recording of the Remnant with a live studio audience. They discuss their own lives and take questions from an audience of young people seeking direction about their futures. Read More
White House

Why Tillerson Had to Go

Of all the abrupt comings and goings in this administration, the dismissal of Rex Tillerson is undoubtedly the most important — maybe one of the most important firings since Harry Truman fired Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War. By dismissing MacArthur, Truman drew a firm line between military and ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Hillary’s Other America

I am still chuckling at Hillary Clinton’s speech in India. Among the things she said: If you look at the map of the United States, there is all that red in the middle, places where Trump won. What that map doesn’t show you is that I won the places that own two thirds of America’s Gross Domestic product. ... Read More
Politics & Policy

Samantha Power Regrets

‘I’ve had a lot of bad ideas in my life,” former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power tells Politico. “Though none as immortalized as that one.” Wow. It’s a major concession. And what might “that one” be? Not standing idly by in the White House while Iranians protested a fixed election in 2009, then ... Read More