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Fighting to Understand

Let's see. ... The Constitution still works. Capitalism still works. Americans even agree on many basic human values. Yet something is amiss. It is as if we have forgotten how to be We The People. We will explain.

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Civic Ed

In his final address to Congress, George Washington suggested the creation of a national university as a tool for preserving the union, writes Valsania.

Our founders believed civic education and historical knowledge would prevent tyranny – and foster democracy

Valsania, a professor of American history at the University of Turin, is writing a biography of George Washington.

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