There is nothing new or untoward in American and Russian leaders talking. President Franklin Roosevelt met Joseph Stalin at Yalta and referred to him as “Uncle Joe.” President Dwight Eisenhower entertained Premier Nikita Khrushchev during his whirlwind tour of America in the summer of 1959. Khrushchev withdrew Eisenhower’s invitation for a reciprocal visit the next… Read more »
It’s time to watch fireworks displays, sing patriotic songs, and ruminate about our country’s rich heritage and history. It’s time to celebrate America’s national birthday. As we do so, we should recognize that millions of our ancestors, by their creative thinking, hard work, devotion to the common good, and personal sacrifices have helped make our… Read more »
Mary Sennholz—a Grove City College legend and the widow of another GCC legend—passed away peacefully in her sleep early Sunday morning. She was 103, she was ready, and she did it her way: She never moved into a nursing home, but lived out her days in the longtime Sennholz home on Pine Street, a block… Read more »
On June 6, 2017, Dr. Richard G. Jewell ’67, President Emeritus of Grove City College, spoke before a record number of guests at the Pittsburgh Rivers Club. Jewell discussed the Whiskey Rebellion and its importance to our nation’s early success. If you enjoyed this talk, we invite you to our next American Founders Luncheon to… Read more »
George H. W. Bush recently celebrated his 93rd birthday. In four and half months, he is on course to surpass Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford as the former president who lived the longest. His son George W. is much better known for his religious convictions, but the senior Bush has a very strong faith as… Read more »
May was a poignant month for those of us who were avid Detroit sports fans in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. Three of our heroes passed on within two weeks of each other: five-time All-NFL and Hall of Famer Yale Lary; his teammate, three-time All-NFL player Wayne Walker; and Detroit Tigers Hall-of-Famer Jim Bunning…. Read more »
Senators Chuck Schumer and Patrick Leahy claimed that newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch was not in the “legal mainstream.” They were referring to the “living Constitution” approach to constitutional interpretation. That interpretative approach, still thriving today and embraced by the liberal left, says that the U.S. Constitution should be a document that judges… Read more »
Facebook founder and billionaire Mark Zuckerberg’s Commencement speech at Harvard made a big splash. It was a warm-hearted, encouraging, interesting address, enriched by some endearing personal vignettes. It was also politically progressive to the core: It included the obligatory (for progressives) statement condemning the unfairness of a system that allows him to become mega-rich while… Read more »
Well, your college career has come to an end. You have walked the aisle, received your diploma, hung up the cap and gown, but have no job. You have cleared out your apartment or dorm room and moved home. You might be asking yourself, “What’s next for me?” The little voice in your head echoes… Read more »
President Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia and then to Israel as part of his first foreign trip is as historically significant as President Richard Nixon’s February 1972 visit to China and subsequent mission to Moscow two months later to sign the first Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty. Nixon’s visit opened diplomatic doors and also made… Read more »
Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at Ricochet.com. In an effort to squeegee politics out of my life for a long weekend, I recently attended several sporting events that highlighted my granddaughters’ skills in soccer and swimming. Let’s start with the soccer teams. Let’s call one the Sesame Street Hushpuppies and the… Read more »
On Saturday, May 20, Grove City College was honored to welcome Vice President Mike Pence as the 2017 commencement speaker. The large crowd of nearly 5,000 people gave Vice President Pence three standing ovations during his address. After his speech, the Vice President stood beside Grove City College President Paul J. McNulty and shook hands… Read more »
Any veteran of World War II can tell you stories. But for Frank E. Bryer, his story—one he could never forget—was a terrible one. It began the moment his ship, called the Rohna, was sunk. When that ship went down on November 26, 1943, Frank’s life changed forever. And very few people beyond the men… Read more »
Editor’s note: This article first appeared at Stream.org. Thirty-five years ago, on June 7, 1982, Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II met for the first time at the Vatican. The two were of one mind and one mission. It had been a little over year since both had been shot and nearly bled to… Read more »
Rod Dreher’s new book “The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in A Post-Christian Nation” (Sentinel, 2017) is an account of how, he says, America’s “culture wars” have ended. He thus suggests a way Christians can live in a post-Christian society. Before considering those propositions from Dreher, we first might consider what “culture wars” means…. Read more »
The department of music at Harvard University recently revised its curriculum. Music theory and counterpoint—once the bedrock of the degree—are now optional. The reasons for this change by Harvard are not complicated, and not surprising. The faculty of music at Harvard feels it can no longer justify the priority long given to traditional Western music… Read more »
In case you missed it, Dr. Paul Kengor, the executive director of the Center for Vision & Values, was a guest on the nationally syndicated radio program “The Mark Levin Show” on Monday, May 1, 2017. Kengor and Levin discuss Kengor’s newly released book “A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and… Read more »
On March 11, 2017, Jared Walczak ’08, policy analyst at the Tax Foundation, delivered the Freedom Readers lecture for the Center for Vision & Values.
On January 31, 2017, Dr. Shawn Ritenour, professor of economics at Grove City College, delivered the Freedom Readers lecture for the Center for Vision & Values.
On November 11, 2016, Colin Gunn, documentary filmmaker, delivered the Freedom Readers lecture for the Center for Vision & Values.
On October 11, 2016, Dr. Anne Bradley, VP of economic initiatives for the Institute for Faith, Work & Ethics, delivered the Freedom Readers lecture for the Center for Vision & Values.
On September 20, 2016, Dr. Mark Hendrickson, adjunct faculty member at Grove City College, delivered the Freedom Readers lecture for the Center for Vision & Values.
On November 11, 2014, Evan Feinberg ’06, president of Generation Opportunity, delivered the Freedom Readers lecture for the Center for Vision & Values.
On February 10, 2016, Dr. Guido Hulsmann, professor of law, economics, and social science at the University d’Angers in France, delivered the Freedom Readers lecture for the Center for Vision & Values.
On September 15, 2015, Brittany (Cobb) Gunkler’ 15, development manager at the Atlas Network, delivered the Freedom Readers lecture for the Center for Vision & Values.
On October 6, 2015, Peter Boettke ’83, professor of economics and philosophy at George Mason University, delivered the Freedom Readers lecture for the Center for Vision & Values.
When asked to identify the “founding fathers,” Americans typically name a few prominent political leaders and military heroes—figures like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. A more difficult question is: Who are America’s intellectual founding fathers? That is, whose ideas informed the American founding principles in republican self-government and liberty under law?… Read more »
“Force is only justifiable in extremes. When we have the upper hand, justice is preferable.” –Napoleon Bonaparte In the cold reality of international relations, the boldness exhibited by President Donald Trump in his first 100 days is far preferable to the timidity of the past eight years of the former administration. Nevertheless, the “art of… Read more »
On April 4, 2017, Grove City College professor of political science and the executive director of the Center for Vision & Values, Dr. Paul Kengor, sat down with author Chelsen Vicari. Vicari serves as the evangelical program director for the Institute on Religion and Democracy and is the author of Distortion: How the New Christian… Read more »
Nate Mills ’16, of the National Review Institute, speaks on “Representing a New Constellation: The Overlooked Role of David Rittenhouse” during the March 7, 2017 American Founders Luncheon in Pittsburgh.