David Kidd

The Tyranny of Artistic Modernism
By David Kidd on August 08, 2012

Mark Anthony Signorelli and Nikos A. Salingaros argue that modern art, despite its declared aspiration to escape the distortions of received traditions, nevertheless operates according to a discernible logic (a tradition, of sorts): a logic of hostility to the natural, the human, the traditional, and civilization itself.

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Does a Liberal Education Still Have Value?
By David Kidd on April 09, 2012

John Von Heyking responds to complaints of Canadian employers that too many students are studying the liberal arts rather than vocational skills.

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Why Is It Wrong to Use the University for Political Purposes?
By David Kidd on April 01, 2012

If you like hearing people tell other people they aren't doing their job right, then you'll love "A Crisis of Competence: The Corrupting Effect of Political Activism in the University of California." The report, written by the California Association of Scholars (a division of the National Association of Scholars) is 81 pages of steely resolve and relentless truth-telling, and if it were roast beef, you wouldn't be able to cut it: it's that well done.

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Teaching Conservatism
By David Kidd on January 11, 2012
The Return of the Vampire
By David Kidd on October 01, 2011
Short Video: Hadley Arkes on Political Order and Natural Law
By David Kidd on April 08, 2011

Hadley ArkesHadley Arkes agreed to face a camera and tell it like it is at the 2010 Summer Institute at Princeton.  This video is one of the fruits of our session with him.

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Short Video: Gordon Wood on "Empire of Liberty"
By David Kidd on March 11, 2011

Gordon S. WoodGordon Wood took some time to give a short introduction to his book, Empire of Liberty, and a lecture by the same name that he delivered at our 2010 Summer Institute at Princeton University. 

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Short Video: Gerson Moreno-Riano on Limited Government
By David Kidd on March 09, 2011

Gerson Moreno-RianoGerson Moreno-Riano, dean of the school of undergraduate studies at Regent University, answers the question, "What does the phrase, 'limited government,' mean?"

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Short Video: George Nash on Herbert Hoover
By David Kidd on February 28, 2011

George NashIn this short video, George Nash acknowledges Hoover's unfavorable reputation as a president, and recounts some of his many impressive accomplishments.

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about the author

David Kidd
David Kidd

I am ISI's Director of Internet Technology and chief designer/developer of ISI's websites. I graduated with a B.A. from Baylor University's University Scholars program and earned an M.A. in philosophy from Villanova University. My wife, a philosophy doctoral candidate at Villanova University, and I live in Wilmington, Delaware.