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May 2, 2024

A New Lost Generation: Disengaged, Aimless, and Adrift

…wealth, or status. But as my AEI colleague Yuval Levin observed in a disquieting essay for The Dispatch a few years ago, disorderly lives now seem “less like exorbitant human desires driving people’s lives…

May 2, 2024

Q&A: A Conservative Vision for Education

…feel about Trump or Biden. We do care a lot, though, about the wisdom of Edmund Burke and Russell Kirk and the insights of Roger Scruton and Yuval Levin. Because…

February 7, 2024

The Past and Future of Education Reform

…American, the American Enterprise Institute’s Yuval Levin assessed the costs of the compromises the right had made to be part of the Bush-Obama education coalition. He observes of the result:…

November 3, 2023

A Postcard from Ashkelon

…nation, as a light unto the nations and a refuge. Ethel Levine was a school teacher, a symphony lover, a mother, of course, but as much as anything she was…

October 31, 2023

It Takes Two

…decline, Kearney does believe culture is important. She presents evidence from her clever 2015 study with Phillip B. Levine showing that exposure to the MTV show 16 and Pregnant lowered teen pregnancy rates. If…

October 12, 2023

The GOP Should Be the Party of Parents

Republicans looking to expand their party’s coalition have a problem. The public identifies them above all with Donald Trump, who is decidedly unpopular. Voters who can possibly stand Trump (and…

October 12, 2023

I Spoke to Arne Duncan About School Reform. Here Are 5 Takeaways

…of how the rewards for performative behavior have been fundamentally corrupting across so much of American life (my colleague Yuval Levin has written elegantly about this). While there are plenty…

June 30, 2023

It’s Time to End Legacy Admissions

The Supreme Court’s decision in the UNC and Harvard cases was received, as most news is these days, in two quite different ways on the two sides of our political…

May 4, 2023

The Social Breakdown: The Poverty of Family, Community, and Religious Life in America

On May 4, AEI’s Center on Opportunity and Social Mobility (COSM) hosted the launch of “The Social Breakdown,” a new research series dedicated to the study of social capital.…

May 3, 2023

The Mainline Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Social Capitalism

…of social order: the family. As Yuval Levin argues, stable and loving family attachments are the nexus of social capital development—modeling attachment to a variety of other social and cultural…