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Liberal Lessons in Democracy


Regular C2C Journal contributor Mark Milke recently lamented the demise of the “Calgary School” of classical liberal academics who once dominated the political science department at the University of Calgary. They were a rare source of philosophical diversity in a Canadian academic world dominated by progressives. But there are others like them, including some of their protégés, and a dozen have contributed to a new collection of essays espousing classical liberalism as essential to civic education and democracy. Patrick Keeney reviews Liberal Education, Civic Education, and the Canadian Regime.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton uses her BlackBerry in October 2011, while she was secretary of State. Kevin Lamarque / Associated Press

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All the angry young white men

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Canada’s conservative Brexiteers

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Democracy in America (same as it ever was)

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Why Americans yearn to be great again

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