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Dr. Kenneth White publishes a new book

In January 2015, Kendall Hunt books published The American Republic: Socrates, Paine, Lincoln, and King, written by Kenneth White, Assistant Professor of Political Science & Criminal Justice. The American Republic presents an analysis of the the American founding using the lens of classical political philosophy to reveal the central role Socratic principles played in the beginning of the United States, in the Civil War, and in the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. By explicating primary source materials, the balance called for by political philosophy between liberty and security is presented as a normative end of American Government for each generation to struggle to achieve. The American Republic encourages students to contemplate what it means to be an American and to get involved in the political process as informed and active citizens. The book is available at:

Posted: May 14, 2015