There are dozens of conservative think tanks in America, but the Claremont Institute differs, importantly, from all of them. We are the caretakers and teachers of the principles that gave birth to our great nation. Without a recovery of America's founding principles, there can be no lasting conservative victories in the battles over public policy.
The Claremont Institute pursues this goal by several means: the Claremont Review of Books has more readers and more influence with each issue. Our Lincoln and Publius fellowship programs convey the founding principles to young people who go on to positions of political leadership. Our research and publications on national security, immigration, local government and constitutional jurisprudence change the way people think and argue about vital public questions. As Abraham Lincoln said in debating Stephen Douglas, "Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed."
These necessary and consequential endeavors are all made possible by our donors' generous support. If your financial circumstances allow you, and your regard for our efforts inclines you, I hope you will consider a year-end contribution to the Claremont Institute; it can be accomplished by using our secure server. Every donated dollar directly supports our mission, and my colleagues and I are grateful for each benefaction and expression of support we receive.
Best personal regards.
Brian T. Kennedy