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TEACHING THE FOUNDERS' POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY TO THE NEXT GENERATION OF THINKERS AND DOERS
The Claremont Institute teaches the philosophical reasoning that is the foundation of limited government and promotes the statesmanship required to bring that reasoning into practice. We teach the best and most promising young writers, lawyers, activists, academics, entrepreneurs, and public servants. In this, the Claremont Institute is modeled after the Progressive movement, which began with a handful of influential thinkers and statesmen and grew to dominate intellectual and then popular opinion. One of the principles of the Founding is prudence, which points to the need to have leaders who can put sound principles into practice. Exercising our own prudence, we can apply the Founding’s enduring principles to today’s problems. And so it is part of Claremont’s role to study and teach statesmanship and cultivate statesmen.
THINK OF US AS A SCHOOL
Find the best
We find young conservatives of great promise— undergraduate, graduate, law students, and young professionals who have already demonstrated a commitment to public affairs.
Engage them in a life-long study of the true principles of government and their application to today’s policies.
We invite this group of talented young men and women to study with us the political philosophy, constitutional jurisprudence, and statesmanship of the Founding—in our books, our flagship journal, the Claremont Review of Books, three different fellowship programs, and numerous followup educational events and programs.
We invite our Publius, Lincoln, and John Marshall fellows to join with us in a course of study and action throughout their careers.
Build them into a community of influencers
We build and nurture a community of Claremont fellows to promote their work and influence.