"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" -George Santayana (By Bill Moloney; Hilton Head, SC) As the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia drew to a close in the summer of 1787, the
(By Ellen Densmore, 1776 Scholar) Friends, I don't know about you, but I'm losing hope. The two major candidates for president are arguably the most detestable individuals ever to seek public office in the United States.
We look on past ages with condescension, as a mere preparation for us ... but what if we're only an afterglow of them. - J.G. Farrell, The Siege of Krishnapur (By Bill Moloney, Centennial Fellow) William
(By Joy Overbeck, '76 Contributor) The American Founders and signers of the Constitution, despite their brilliance, failed to anticipate a president who would take the law-making powers they had given solely to the peoples’ Congress
For over two hundred and thirty years the American Republic has weathered wars, epidemics, hostile neighbors, worldwide conflicts, economic disasters, internal struggles, and competing ideologies. Its birth was a long and desperate struggle for independence