Tag: government

Citizen or Subject? My Letter to the Governor

written by Todd Beach   Late last week, Governor Mark Dayton contacted the president of the Minnesota Council for the Social Studies, asking her to solicit members for their…

An Irresistible Narrative

written by H. Michael Hartoonian Today’s global conflicts are fundamentally struggles over ideas.  The ideas are religious, philosophical, and political, and they form the belief systems of a people….

A Jewel of History

written by H. Michael Hartoonian The United States is a jewel of history, not because of its landscape or people, but because it is fundamentally a set of…

The Broken Promise

Freedom without Equality and Responsibility written by H. Michael Hartoonian The United States may be ready for a new motto. My recommendation: Freedom, Equality, and Responsibility. The definition…

The Words They Choose: Scenes from My Classroom

  “Anarchy Dr. Beach…Anarchy.” One of the first questions I pose to the freshmen in my American Government & Citizenship class each fall is, ‘what is the purpose/role…