Institute gets $150,000 grant

CLINTON — The Thomas W. Smith Foundation, has awarded $150,000 to the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization.

This major grant, the largest in the four-year history of the AHI, will be used to design and implement three years’ of thematic programming.

"We are delighted to support the Alexander Hamilton Institute," wrote Chairman of the Board Thomas W. Smith, in the letter announcing the award.

AHI Charter Fellow Douglas Ambrose said From 2011 to 2014, the AHI will explore the roots of the current economic crisis, its domestic and international implications, and the threat posed by the regulatory state to American ideals and institutions. In 2011-12 the AHI will concentrate on the theme of "Limited Government: Free Markets, Private Property, and Personal Freedom"; in 2012-13, "What is a Civilizational Struggle? Examining the Crusades, the Civil War, the Cold War, and the War on Islamic Terrorism"; in 2013-2014: "Individualism and Its Critics: From John Locke to Barack Obama."

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