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Teaching Freedom is a series of remarks published by The Fund for American Studies. The speakers featured in each issue delivered their remarks at a TFAS institute or conference or serve as faculty members of an institute. The speakers who participate in the educational programs contribute greatly to the purpose and mission of TFAS programs.The speeches are published in an effort to share the words and lessons of the speakers with friends, alumni, supporters and others who are unable to attend the events.

Please view our lastest and past issues of Teaching Freedom by clicking on the links below:

David Boaz, Arthur Brooks, Peter Schiff and Matt Welch
Capitol Hill Lecture Series: Free Markets, Individual Liberty & Civil Society
Each summer, The Fund for American Studies hosts a Capitol Hill Lecture Series that invites student interns to hear from prominent speakers on topics of free markets, individual liberty and civil society ... READ MORE

Lawrence W. Reed
Role Models for a Free Society
Thank you to The Fund for American Studies. I'm thrilled to be here to see this fantastic audience... READ MORE

Nikolai Wenzel
Human Liberty and Flourishing
Good evening. Thank you for being here tonight, and thank you to the good people of The Fund for American Studies ... READ MORE

Randy E. Barnett
Restoring Our Republican Constitution
I am deeply grateful to the Bradley Foundation for bestowing upon me this great honor ... READ MORE

Timothy P. Carney
Uncovering Corruption in Big Business and Big Government
Let me start off by giving you a little background about my beliefs and my observations on the relationship between  ... READ MORE

Daniel Hannan
Vexing the Ghost of Thomas Jefferson
No man is an island the poet tells us, and as no man, so no generation exists sundered from its past for its posterity  ... READ MORE

Randy E. Barnett
The Fight to Bring Down Obamacare and Save the Constitution
From 2000 until 2012, I have worked on three cases litigated at the Supreme Court. It would seem like I must  ... READ MORE

Aldona Wos, M.D.
The Polish-Christian Experience and World War II
I have been asked to speak to you today about an unusual topic for Washington, D.C., and the topic is freedom  ... READ MORE

Professor George Viksnins
The Future of Capitalism
To start out on a light note: Apparently Einstein went to heaven and learned that there was a housing shortage  ... READ MORE

Professor C. Bradley Thompson
The Moral Foundations of Capitalism
In recent weeks a few hundred “useful idiots,” as Lenin would have called them, have been protesting on Wall Street  ... READ MORE

Ambassador Terry Miller
Economic Freedom: The Key to Prosperity
Power to the people! I have wanted to say that for 40 years. The last time I did, I was on a college campus ... READ MORE

Leslie Lenkowsky
Faith, Hope and Service
much for honoring me with this year’s David R. Jones Award for Leadership in Voluntary Service. I had the great ... READ MORE

John Allison
The Roots of the Financial Crisis and the Solution
I always enjoy the opportunity to talk to bright young people who will be future leaders in our society ... READ MORE

Michael Cox
Living Standards in the United States
It is vital that America’s youth get the message about our free-enterprise system as did previous ... READ MORE

Judge Janice Rogers Brown
The Fortress Stone of American Exceptionalism: Clarity and Destiny or Confusion and Despair?
American exceptionalism is suddenly the topic ... READ MORE

Dr. Charles Krauthammer
American Exceptionalism in the Age of Obama
I've been asked to speak about American exceptionalism in the age of Obama. American exceptionalism ... READ MORE

Frank Donatelli, Ken Khachigian, Steven Hayward and Fred Barnes
Personal Perspectives on Ronald Reagan
I want to start with Reagan, the man, because usually the first question I get asked is, what was he like to work with ... READ MORE

Eric Daniels
Research Assistant Professor,
Clemson University’s Institute for the Study of Capitalism
Perceptions of the Financial Crisis and the Morality of Capitalism
I have a confession to make: I am a capitalist ... READ MORE

John Bolton
Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
American Values and American Interests
Walter Judd embodied the concept that, as Ronald ... READ MORE

Thomas G. Donlan
Editorial Page Editor, Barron’s National Business and Financial Weekly
Are There Any Capitalists Left in Washington?
When I conceived the title of my book, A World of ... READ MORE

James Otteson
Professor of Philosophy and Economics,
Yeshiva University in New York
The Spirit of American Liberty: Principles and Practice
The topic of our discussion today could not be more ... READ MORE

Clint Bolick
The Rule of Law in America
It’s an honor to welcome The Fund for American Studies to the Valley of the Sun, and it is an honor to represent ... READ MORE

Roger Ream and Ludwig von Mises
Why Read Adam Smith Today?
For those who share a belief in limited government, low taxes, and an unhampered market economy, we seem to have ... READ MORE

José María Aznar
Former Prime Minister of Spain
Europe and the New American President
The topic I would like to touch has to do with the ... READ MORE

Dr. Lee Edwards
Chairman, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
Is Communism Dead?
I am often asked how an Irish-German-Welch ... READ MORE

Stephen Moore
Senior Economics Writer, Wall Street Journal
Economics and Politics
You know, we free-market advocates are ... READ MORE

Dr. Joshua Mitchell
Professor of Political Theory, Georgetown University
Alexis de Tocqueville in Arabia
During the course of this morning’s events here ... READ MORE

Robert L. Woodson, Sr.
Founder and President of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise
Unconventional Solutions in Non-Traditional Places
Anyone who shares their views and opinions with you ... READ MORE

Frank J. Hanna, III
Founder and CEO of Hanna Capital, LLC
Investing in Society's Bedrock
Philanthropy is becoming an increasingly important ... READ MORE

J. Kenneth Blackwell
Member of the Council on Foreign Relations
Moral Coherence in an Age of Situational Ethics
Permit me to share with you a few personal ...READ MORE

Dr. Alan Ebenstein
Trustee and Director of Research, Arthur N. Rupe Foundation
The Rise and Triumph of the Free Market
I thought that I would begin by talking about ... READ MORE

Dr. Steven F. Hayward
F.K. Weyerhaeuser Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Political science is badly taught at most ... READ MORE

W. Michael Cox
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist,
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
These are the Good Ole’ Days
Despite all of the successes of the American ... READ MORE

Dr. Walter Williams
Professor of Economics, George Mason University
The Legitimate Role of Government in a Free Society
One of the primary ways in which people justify ...READ MORE

Zainab Al-Suwaij
Co-Founder and Executive Director, The American Islamic Congress
Prospects for Peace, Prosperity and Civil Society in Iraq
Looking at you reminds me of when I was your ... READ MORE

Roger Ream
President, The Fund for American Studies
The Answer is in Your Hands
You should know that we receive many applications ... READ MORE

Dr. Thomas Rustici
Professor of Economics and Public Policy,
George Mason University and TFAS
The Origin of the State
What do we mean by freedom?  It is important to ... READ MORE

Mary Anastasia O'Grady
Senior Editorial Page Writer, The Wall Street Journal
A New Birth of Freedom in Latin America
It's a little bit nerve-racking to be with a group ... READ MORE

Rich Thomas
Contributing Editor, Newsweek
Creative Destruction & Economic Journalism
We in the U.S. tend to take free markets for granted ... READ MORE

Dr. George Ayittey
Economist, American University
Africa Unchained: The Blueprint for Africa's Future
Africa - you can describe it in many ways ... READ MORE

Dr. Paul Kengor
Professor of Political Science, Grove City College
Evil and George W. Bush
Of all the things that rankle the critics of George W ... READ MORE

Dr. Edwin J. Feulner
President, The Heritage Foundation
Walter Judd Freedom Award Acceptance Speech
I'd like to thank Roger Ream and everyone ... READ MORE



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