The Instruments of Progress

April 7, 2020

Title: The Instruments of Progress Date: June 7, 1922 Location: Washington, D.C. Context: Address before the American University The world needs education in order that there may be a better estimation of true values. It is not easy to assemble facts. It is not easy to draw deductions. It is not easy to distinguish between […]

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The Things That Are Unseen

April 21, 2014

Title:  The Things That Are Unseen Date: June 19, 1923 Location: Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts Summary: Coolidge reflects on the purpose of education in America and how it can support democratic liberal ideals. (Original document available here) The educational institutions of our country act in a public capacity. Although oftentimes privately endowed, they exist under the authority of a […]

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