Gramsci at Grove City College

In early 2013, I had the honor of speaking at Grove City College in Pennsylvania as part of its Ronald Reagan Lecture Series. The lecture series is an annual event at this excellent small Christian college. Grove City College gained a deserved measure of fame in the 1980s when it resisted federal encroachment and decided not to accept any form of federal aid. This would enable this college to maintain its independence and integrity and, not incidentally, keep tuition remarkably low.  We in the Reagan administration cheered Grove City College on. We wanted more of America’s institutions of higher education to take such a principled stand. In those days, Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) wanted to bring every education institution in the country under the heavy thumb of the federal government. And liberal Connecticut Republican Lowell Weicker believed that if you had a federal dollar bill in your wallet, the feds could expand their authority over you. So, when I was invited to...(Read Full Article)