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Click here to listen to the podcast! On this episode of the Resistance Library Podcast, Sam Jacobs brings Jon Schweppe onto the show. Jon Schweppe is the Director of Policy and Gov’t Affairs American Principles Project, Lincoln Fellow at the Claremont Institute. He came on The Resistance Library Podcast to discuss why the GOP needs […]

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ACF PoMoCon #34: Angelo Codevilla

 

So I talked to the most vigorous polemicist I know, Angelo Codevilla. I read him for decades in the Claremont Review of Books, and recently in American Greatness, the Tablet, and elsewhere. He’s got good news: Cancellation is a two-way street–the more of us are cancelled, the weaker the position of the oligarchy and their media minions becomes, since they are a small minority. To those who deny us respect we should deny respect in return. We talk about about media, education, the need for political leadership, the corruption of the CIA and FBI, and about good horses and bad riders.

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On this guest episode of the Resistance Library Podcast Sam invites Jeremy Carl onto the show. Jeremy Carl is a Senior Fellow at the Claremont Institute and a writer at The American Mind, as well as a number of other publications. He joined Sam to discuss the future of a fighting conservatism and the deep […]

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Honoring Peter Schramm, American Philosopher and Patriot

 

schramm-at-deskTwo Monday evenings ago, the Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, held a tribute for its recently retired executive director, Peter Schramm. It was at once a triumphant, inspiring, and sad occasion. Schramm has recently been diagnosed with an especially aggressive form of cancer.

Under Dr. Schramm’s more than quarter century guidance, Ashbrook has emerged as one of a small number of institutions dedicated to preserving and enlivening a vibrant understanding of the principles of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the American tradition of self-government. Claremont Institute (Schramm was an early president and one of its four founders) in Claremont, Calif. is another of these think tanks and schools. Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich. is one, too.

Schramm’s Ashbrook is, as its website says, “one of the nation’s leading providers of… training for (middle and high school) teachers of American history and government” including a unique-in-the-nation masters program, taught in summers (and online during the school year). Before the evening tribute I sat in on a class session. It focused on a passage in Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography that described a small reading group Franklin assembled of tradesmen like himself. These friends of Ben ultimately comprised the core founders of the nation’s first public library. Listening to the class discussion led by Professor Christopher Flannery, another Claremont founder, this momentary student felt he was coming to a new appreciation of the warp and woof of a free and self-governing society  – the kind of society where, as Alexis de Tocqueville wrote four decades after Franklin, people organized themselves to fill community needs, not waiting for government to step in.