C. Bradley Thompson

C. Bradley Thompson is the BB&T Research Professor in the Department of Political Science at Clemson University and the Executive Director of the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism. He writes at the The Redneck Intellectual.

Parental Rights in Education: The Fundamental Issue of Our Time

Do parents have an unalienable right to determine how, in what, and by whom their children will be educated, or should the government have that right?

An Open Letter to the People of Iraq

On December 15, 1791, 212 years ago, the American Bill of Rights was ratified. Thus ended a long and difficult process by which the American people first liberated themselves from tyranny and then established the first government in history founded on individual...

Independence Day and American History

Independence Day and American History

As we celebrate Independence Day, we should be reminded of one sobering fact: our young people know very little of the history that made this country great. On a recent national history test, 57 percent of high school seniors flunked even a basic knowledge of American...

The Historians vs. American History

It is now obvious that American children know very little about the history of their own nation. This past year the U.S. Department of Education released its History Report Card and the results were predictably awful: 57 percent of high school seniors flunked even a...

Cognitive Child Abuse in Our Math Classrooms

Cognitive Child Abuse in Our Math Classrooms

The test results are in: America's children are flunking math. In 1996 American high school seniors finished close to the bottom on an international mathematics test. At the end of last year, American eighth-graders ranked below those of Malaysia, Bulgaria, and...

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