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Salvatori Prize

As Steve already noted, I was honored with the Salvatori Prize in American Citizenship. Ed Meese and Matt Spalding said a few good words (only some of it true), then I spoke for a few minutes. I will try to get both texts up sometime within the next week or so. Before the award, Dr. Terrence Moore, principal of Ridgeview Classical Schools gave a great speech, and I will see if I can get too. The whole thing was a lovely event. I am deeply honored and grateful. Aside from the $25,000 award (not chump change, obviously), I received this lovely Houdon replica of George Washington.

Discussions - 16 Comments

Is that "Beyond Good and Evil" behind Washington?

No. It’s Hadley Arkes’ "Beyond the Constitution."

I was as pleased to hear this news as I was to see you didn’t have to go the Washington to recieve the award. That place can turn a good citizen into blubbering fool in no time.

Of course, all that cash is going toward raising our Ashbrook scholarships, right?

Congratulations, Peter. I can think of no one more deserving considering the groups of students, teachers, scholars, and citizens that you gather to the Ashbrook Center to examine first principles. By the way, you put that classic bust next to a classic group of books - how appropriate!

Congratulations, once again! A well-deserved honor.


You can almost afford to add to your motorcycle collection, or perhaps just keep this one in gas for a few weeks.

"By the way, you put that classic bust next to a classic group of books"...

That is why I was asking...Beyond Good and Evil certainly would have added the picante.

Somebody should tell George to put his shirt on.

I don’t mind the classical pose - besides, would you prefer Peter in the same pose?

Peter, a fine and admirable shelf of books (I particularly liked the near-juxtaposition of Jim Ceaser’s Reconstructing America and Harvey Mansfield’s newest). Congrats on the award and the honorarium. Both well deserved.

I was not in a Mexican jail for five years.

Congratulations, Peter.

Congratulations, Pete, for your great award and the great work that earned it.

Congrats, Dr. Schramm

Regardless of birthplace, you indeed exemplify the virtues of American Citizenship, proving yet again the universal nature of our Founding.

"We Americans" (or is that "Us Americans"?) are fortunate to count you among our lot.

His legs bestrid the ocean: his rear’d arm
Crested the world: his voice was propertied
As all the tuned spheres, and that to friends;
But when he meant to quail and shake the orb,
He was as rattling thunder. For his bounty,
There was no winter in’t; an autumn ’twas
That grew the more by reaping: his delights
Were dolphin-like; they show’d his back above
The element they lived in: in his livery
Walk’d crowns and crownets; realms and islands were
As plates dropp’d from his pocket.

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