Phi Beta Cons

Civic Illiteracy

PBC’s Mark Bauerlein writes on our failure to educate young people, in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Democracy is in jeopardy, not because of the usual suspects — corporate influence, activist judges, theocrats, etc. — but in the only form and the only place where it can long survive: civic and historical knowledge in the minds of the young.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.