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The Learning of Liberty: The Educational Ideas of the American Founders

By PANGLE

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Loraine Smith Pangle is Raymond Dickson Centennial Endowed Teaching Fellow and Professor in the Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts. Thomas Pangle is Director of the Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas and Professor in the Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts.
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With a commanding knowledge of the history of political philosophy, the authors illustrate how the Founders both drew upon and transformed the ideas of earlier philosophers of education such as Plato, Xenophon, Milton, Bacon, and Locke. They trace the emergence of a new American ideal of public education that puts civic instruction at its core to sustain a high quality of leadership and public discourse while producing resourceful, self-reliant members of a uniquely fluid society.

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