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Political Theory

Confucius and the Right of Resistance

From the Magna Carta to John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau, Western tradition is saturated with the idea that individuals have the right to resist tyrannical oppression. Our American heroes, history, and political attitudes make the challenging underdog a...

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...

Is Liberty Negative or Positive?

Contemporary debates over public policy have deep ideological roots, and these roots reach far deeper than what a pundit’s talking points will betray.  In the West, where personal freedom is often prized as the chief public value, individual liberty is a frequent...