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Congratulations, Professor Paquette!

Hamilton College history professor Robert Paquette has been steadfast in the battle to retain the American Founding and non-politicized teaching of our history at his own school and generally. Several years ago, he was instrumental in the creation of the Alexander Hamilton Institute. You wouldn’t think that a scholarly center would be so hard to establish, but it was. Read his account in this Pope Center piece.

And now for the reason for offering congratulations:

Clinton, NY, March 6, 2014 – The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) and The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation have announced that the Jeane Jordan Kirkpatrick Prize for Academic Freedom will be presented to Professor Robert L. Paquette, Professor of History at Hamilton College and a co-founder of the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI). The distinguished award – which carries a $10,000 stipend to the honoree–will be made at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Ronald Reagan Banquet on Friday, March 7, 2014 in Washington, D.C.ÿ The prize honors the memory of Dr. Kirkpatrick, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, for her fierce defense of academic freedom.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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