JMC’s inaugural issue of The American Experiment featured the keynote address delivered October 3, 2019 at the Jack Miller Center’s 2019 Summit on Higher Education. Focusing on the theme of the summit, “Should America’s Colleges Teach Patriotism?”, Dr. Agresto spoke on true patriotism and its relationship to civic knowledge.
Dr. John Agresto is former Chancellor of the American University of Iraq and President of St. John’s College (ret.). He is a member of the JMC Board of Directors.
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The JMC’s previous series of essays, A New Republic of Letters, derived its name from a term Thomas Jefferson used to refer to the Founding generation’s civic-minded “men of letters.” This series showcases some of the work of the faculty in our academic network. A wide range of topics concerning the American founding and American political thought were addressed, and each essay evidences the thoughtfulness and care that is characteristic of our faculty.
2019 (Vol. 2)
Mark David Hall, “Why Tolerate Religion?: The Rise and Fall of Religious Liberty in America”
James W. Ceaser, “Restoring the Constitution“
A New Republic of Letters, Volume 1 - Spring 2018, "In Defense of the Electoral College," Allen C. Guelzo
A New Republic of Letters, Volume 2 - Summer 2019, "Why Tolerate Religion?: The Rise and Fall of Religious Liberty in America," Mark David Hall