Politics

Remembering the 1967 Detroit Riot, part 3: “Serving their interests and needs”

by Brian Matzke July 17, 2017

“Serving their interests and needs”: The failures of Detroit’s public institutions The Rise and Fall of an Urban School System Detroit, 1907-81, Second Edition Jeffrey Mirel Faith in the City Preaching Radical Social Change in Detroit Angela D. Dillard 9226 Kercheval The Storefront that Did Not Burn, With a New Preface Nancy Milio Grit, Noise, and Revolution The Birth of Detroit Rock ‘n’ Roll David A. Carson Right up until the riot, Mayor Jerome Cavanagh and other city officials promoted Detroit as a “model city” for urban renewal and positive race relations. But beneath the surface, demographic changes were undermining […]

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Remembering Gordon Tullock

by Carolyn Darr November 14, 2014
Calculus of Consent by James M. Buchanan and Gordon Tullock

Gordon Tullock, one of the founding fathers of public choice theory, passed away November 4th at the age of 92. Originally intending to be a foreign trader, Tullock only took one economics class in his university studies, yet went on to completely change economic thinking by applying it to political issues. Along with his long time collaborator James Buchanan, Tullock produced The Calculus of Consent: Logical Foundations of Constitutional Democracy, a groundbreaking work in the new field of public choice. Growing up in Rockford, Illinois, Tullock attended the University of Chicago where he earned a J.D. in 1947 after serving […]

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“Everyday Leadership” author and First Gentleman Daniel Mulhern receives 2010 Philip A. Hart Award

by Trade Marketing December 21, 2010

On the 19th of October, 2010, Daniel Mulhern, author of Everyday Leadership: Getting Results in Business, Politics, and Life and the first First Gentleman of Michigan, was presented with the 2010 Philip A. Hart Award at the 27th Annual Michigan Women's Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony. The award is presented annually to male citizens who have demonstrated a unique understanding of women's issues and concerns and have contributed to the advancement of women's rights and interests.

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America at Risk / Part 1: Wages of Empire

by kris bishop February 2, 2009

EXCERPTS from America at Risk, a new collection of writings by eminent thinkers and writers asked to address the question that must be addressed by the Obama Presidency: What are some of the greatest dangers facing America today and what might be done to meet them? The Transatlantic Predicament / p. 15by Pierre Manent “The current lull in the transatlantic shouting match is a good time to survey the situation on the Western front, although relief at our renewed comity risks blinding us to the huge continental drift that has already taken place. The dispute about Iraq brought to life […]

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America at Risk / Part 2: Creeds and Parties

by kris bishop February 2, 2009

EXCERPTS from America at Risk, a new collection of writings by eminent thinkers and writers asked to address the question that must be addressed by the Obama Presidency: What are some of the greatest dangers facing America today and what might be done to meet them? Defending Liberty: Liberal Democracy and the Limits of Public Power / p. 57by William A Galston “Life would be simple in the political community of civic republican dreams, where religion is wholly ‘civil,’ where citizens fly to the assemblies, where parents care only whether their slain warrior sons fight bravely and whether their city […]

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