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Political Science

Emergency Powers for Climate Change

In case of a national emergency, the United States government must, in a quick and focused manner, react. Because an orderly response is most likely to come from one voice—the commander in chief—emergency powers fall into the lap of the president. But over the last...

2019 AEI Summer Honors Program

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2020 SUMMER HONORS PROGRAM. The American Enterprise Institute’s Summer Honors Program is a series of educational and professional development opportunities in Washington, DC, for top undergraduate students. Students in the program...

Rediscovering the Elephant in the Room: The Virtue of Epistemic Confidence

When I consider today’s intellectual climate, I cannot help but think of the fable of blind men and an elephant. Each man forms judgments based on the feel of a particular portion of the elephant, resulting in varying theories about whether the object is a snake,...