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What a debt we owe Washington and Hamilton

By |January 19th, 2016|Categories: America, Books, History|Tags: , , , , |

(By Bill Moloney, Centennial Fellow) With the new year comes a superb new book that sheds important light on what we often forget is the single most important period in all of our nation’s history. Washington & Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America is a book you won’t want to miss. […]

Let’s be the Backbone State

By |January 18th, 2016|Categories: Books, Colorado|Tags: , , , , |

  (By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) What’s a state? For starters, an expanse of territory, a resident population, and a sovereign government. But there’s a lot more, when you think about it […]

Beware, politics isn’t everything

By |January 13th, 2016|Categories: Books, Centennial Institute, Conservatives, Elections, Politics|Tags: , , , |

(By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) Who do you like for President? Many Americans this year seem inclined to answer that question with another: What’s today? The polls are volatile. We’ve already seen surprises, and we’ll see more. […]

What if it’s not possible to be both a good Muslim and a good American?

By |January 3rd, 2016|Categories: America, Books, Colorado, Conservatives, Ideas, Islam, Jihad, National Security|Tags: , , , |

  (By John Andrews, Centennial Fellow) Can a good Muslim be a good American? Brian, a constitutional scholar, put the question to Michael, a national security expert, […]

Why Christmas matters

By |December 24th, 2015|Categories: Books, Ideas, Religion, Values|Tags: , , , |

(By John Andrews, ’76 Editor) Good news. Death is on defense this week. That’s a big reason for the excitement about Christmas and Hanukkah. It should make these holidays welcome even among people who don’t share the biblical […]

Book: What happened to America’s backbone?

By |December 15th, 2015|Categories: America, Books, Colorado, Ideas, Politics, Values|Tags: , |

John Andrews, former president of the Colorado Senate and director of Centennial Institute since its founding seven years ago, marks his transition to the new role of Centennial policy fellow in American thought with publication of an essay collection about what he calls “America’s backbone crisis.” […]

How to celebrate May Day

By |May 3rd, 2015|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , , , |

Celebrate May Day by trying to comprehend millions casualties of government planning during the Chinese "famine". Celebrate May Day by renewing your drivers license and marvel at the inefficiency of collectivized workforce. Celebrate May Day [...]

A new birth of fusionism

By |April 22nd, 2015|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , , , , |

Charles C.W. Cooke’s The Conservatarian Manifesto is a delightful call for a fusion of conserva(tive) and (liber)tarian ideals into a new synthesis that can lead the right to victory after eight years under George W. [...]

The happy history buff’s holiday reading list

By |January 10th, 2015|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , , , , , |

(Boston) One of the delights of Holidays- beyond the joy of reunions with family and friends- is that by lifting us out of familiar settings and routines they provide the space to catch up on our reading. For those enamored of well written History on substantive topics I offer the following “mini-reviews” of three books that brightened my Holidays. […]

‘Flight of Eagle’ a primer for choosing against decline

By |October 16th, 2014|Categories: America, Books, Colorado Christian University, Foreign Policy, National Security|Tags: , , , |

(’76 Editor) How swiftly did the United States of America burgeon from a handful of settlements on the edge of a wilderness to its dominance today as a superpower bestriding the globe like no other in history? Consider a typical American […]