Center For A Just Society

Independence Day Conversation:

THE TENSION AT THE HEART OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

Since the country’s earliest days, America’s greatest leaders have managed to combine strong principles with the prudence that only comes from understanding real communities. This has led many people today to have long arguments about whether America was really founded based on principles or based on experience. We invited scholars from all over the country to observe Independence Day by spending the month of July exploring this complicated tension, which has implications not merely for historians but for the leaders of today.

Please enjoy Dr. Joseph Postell's centerpiece essay, and responses and complementary pieces we'll be adding throughout the month. Look at the bottom of this page for some extra inspiration.

Contributions:

Following in the Founders' Footsteps

The Pursuit of Happiness in Our Communities
The Georgia Center for Opportunity (and its roster stacked with John Jay Institute alumni) is working to put people in a position to achieve their potential.

"We Need a Culture of Questioning"
Ensign Curtis Allen is balancing discipline and innovation as a military officer in the U.S. Navy.