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1924: The High Tide of American Conservatism

By Garland S. Tucker III     The following is adapted from Garland S. Tucker III’s new book, 1924: Coolidge, Davis, and the High Tide of American Conservatism (Coolidge Press). […]

A Misunderstood Decade

By John H. Cochrane     This article appears in the Winter 2024 issue of the Coolidge Review.   The 1920s were the single most consequential decade for the lives of […]

Casa Utopia: The Tale of an American Collective Farm

By Amity Shlaes     This review is from Amity Shlaes’s regular column “The Forgotten Book,” which she pens for “Capital Matters” as a fellow of National Review Institute.   […]

Coolidge Books for the Holidays

By Jerry Wallace   M. C. Murphy, Calvin Coolidge: The Presidency and Philosophy of a Progressive Conservative A new biography of Calvin Coolidge is certainly worth your attention. Mark C. […]

World Schools Debate Camp: A Week of Learning and Fun at Plymouth Notch

July 8, 2015

The World Schools Debate Camp at the Coolidge Foundation went off very well. We had 30 high school debaters from all over the country at the Notch learning about Coolidge, economics, presidential history, and debate. The students came to the Notch to train for the USA Debate Team, but ultimately they received so much more. They all made major gains in their debate skill, thanks to the coaching of our experts, including Dr. Ben Voth of Southern Methodist University, former USA Debate Team members Tiana Menon and Amelia Miller, The King’s College debate coach Josiah Peterson, and Chaminade High School debate coach Bro. John McGrory.

Each day of camp the students engaged in seminars led by top content experts, including Bard College professor Walter Russell Mead, pension expert William Shipman, and Mexico Business Forum president Roberto Salinas-Leon. Daily debate topics included labor policy, pension reform, climate change, and immigration. On Friday, the students engaged in a championship tournament in which they debated tax rates. The winners of that debate were Audrey Cooper of Washington, Aditya Shekhar of Minnesota, and Kevin Manuele of New York. Each of the students excelled throughout the course of the camp. We hope to make this camp a continuous tradition at the Coolidge Foundation for many years to come.

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