[Co-editor's note: Several postings over the past few days have summarized and criticized Speaker Newt Gingrich's Renewing American Civilization course. What is unclear is whether anyone outside the students on the 172 campuses where the course is offered, and Congressional staffers, have actually seen the course videos or read the lectures. Now you can see the syllabus and read the lectures for yourself on World Wide Web. Point your WWW browser at the following site:
There you will find the following description of the course, together with a syllabus, reading list, and printed lectures. Happy renewing! JB]
Welcome to Renewing American Civilization WWW Homepage
Renewing American Civilization is a course dedicated to giving an interested citizen a basic framework for thinking about America's future by combining the Lesson of American History with the Management and quality tools of modern America to create an approach that will accelerate America's transition into the Information Age and the World Market. The course's goal is to inform and so empower interested citizens so that they have a greater ability to think through their country's future and to use a set of ools, insights, principles and values to strengthen their own future and their country's future.
The course, taught by Congressman Newt Gingrich at Reinhardt College in Walesra, GA, focuses through ten two-hours lectures on identifying and fostering the underlying values and attitudes that enable free markets, private enterprise, and democratic systems to prosper.
The basic premise of the course is that there is a distinct American Civilization that has flourished for over 200 years. While the course examines the Foundations of American Civilization, its main purpose is to present a workable, practical, and positive blueprint for Renewing American Civilization.
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