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AHI partners with NAS to offer free courses in September

Posted 8/23/22

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization and the National Association of Scholars have joined forces to offer three courses to a national audience, using Zoom. …

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AHI partners with NAS to offer free courses in September

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CLINTON — The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization and the National Association of Scholars have joined forces to offer three courses to a national audience, using Zoom.

Those interested in committing to a course can contact the group leader using the appropriate email address provided below. More information about the instructors and all three courses can be found on its website, www.theahi.org.

Participants are asked to purchase books ahead of these courses. If need be, AHI will purchase a book for the participant. Advanced sign-up is strongly encouraged.

These courses are free and open to the public:

  • Course 1: “Leading Up to the Civil War” (contact: David Frisk: dfrisk@theahi.org, or 202-999-5751, or AHI President Robert Paquette at bob@theahi.org). Classes will be held weekly at 7 p.m. beginning on Wednesday, Sept. 7 and continuing until Wednesday, Dec. 7. Attendees will read “America in 1857: A Nation on the Brink,” an intensively researched major work by the prominent historian Kenneth Stampp.
  • Course 2: “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and America” (contact: Lauren Weiner: lweiner6@gmail.com). Attendees will discuss “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and America,” the Norton Critical Edition, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 7 to 8 p.m., and continuing until Tuesday, November 22.
  • Course 3: “Plato’s Republic” (Allan Bloom translation) (contact: Timothy Minella: tim.minella@gmail.com). Attendees will discuss “The Republic of Plato,” translated by Allan Bloom in weekly sessions, beginning on Monday, September 12, from 2:45 to 4 p.m., continuing until Monday, Nov. 28.

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