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 against the strongest and most advanced military in the world.