09 September 2010

Hillsdale College & Howard Zinn

Hillsdale College will be sponsoring a live webcast celebrating Constitution (remember that document) Day, September 16 – 17, 2010. The webcast consists of lectures from an impressive list of speakers including George Will, Victor Davis Hanson, and Allen Guelzo of Gettysburg College. Some of the sessions should be most interesting to readers of this blog. Just a couple of examples:

Howard Zinn and Civic Education
Chair: Terrence Moore, Hillsdale College
Panelists: Colleen Sheehan, Villanova University
Allen Guelzo, Gettysburg College
Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institution

Does Tea Party Constitutionalism Have a Future?”
Michael Barone, American Enterprise Institute

I found the description of the Zinn session quite interesting:

The late Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States, argued that American civic education should teach global citizenship, not patriotism. Panelists will discuss Zinn’s legacy and the purposes of civic education. Q&A will follow. 
A number of academics, history bloggers, and educators have poo-pooed the idea of teaching patriotism. Why? Some have even alluded to this idiotic, Utopian idea of "global citizenship." I hope to find the time to at least sit in for this session.

Register here.

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