Why Hebrew?: Part One

Contributing Author - James Malmstrom, Monticello College Faculty CHOMRONG VILLAGE, Nepal - 2011 – I was sitting in the courtyard of Chomrong Cottage, a charming lodge and the second stop of a 10-day trek into the Annapurna mountain range. The towering snow-capped Himalayan peaks in the distance guarded the gateway to our final destination, a...

Montesquieu: Luminary of the Enlightenment

 (Please excuse any errors.  I am writing on the fly from New York and time is limited). Marcus Tullius Cicero Cicero said, "To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child." To paraphrase, he who only knows his own generation is an unwitting slave to those who have a knowledge of the...

The Courage of Washington

George Washington was not a great president.  He was an average farmer and a loyal but solitary if dispassionate husband and neighbor. When it came to people and relationships, public speaking, pressing the flesh, and gushing, Mr. Washington had a lot of room for improvement. It’s a good thing Washington’s mission...

Article V: A Potential Path to Restoring State Sovereignty, Citizen Responsibility and the Original Intent of the Founders

Today there are two strongly promoted opinions regarding the advantages and disadvantages of a Constitutional Convention that could be activated by the application of at least 34 of the several states as outlined in Article V of the U.S. Constitution. One purports that such a move would likely put the nation...

A Model of Leadership Education, Part 8: The Campus

The Campus “He believed the sky had a moral function, and that contemplating it induced wonder, a sense of possibility without limit, and inspiration.” An Education for Our Time – Josiah Bunting   Environment The last but not necessarily the least important ingredient to building statesmen is the atmosphere of the campus.  The...