Institutions


The Settlement Project recognizes the outstanding work done by a number of think tanks and universities that share our concerns and offer insights into what is wrong with materialistic ideologies and regimes, as well as measures that can be taken to counter their influence. Below are some of the institutions that we recommend.

The American Enterprise Institute is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world. The work of our scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in our belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.

A think tank that teaches, writes, and litigates. Since its founding in 1979, Claremont’s strategy has been to teach the principles of the American Founding to the future thinkers and statesmen of America. Those principles include the foundational doctrines of natural rights and natural law found in the Declaration of Independence; the ingenious political science of the Constitution; and the popular constitutionalism or reverence necessary for the maintenance of free government. Claremont publishes the excellent The American Mind periodical.

A leading, Washington-based think tank, The Heritage Foundation states: “From the streets of America to the halls of Congress, the radical left and the rising tide of socialism pose a dire threat to America’s future. Now more than ever, the people of this nation need a champion fighting to preserve the great American experiment and everything good and just that it represents. That’s why The Heritage Foundation exists.”

With a main campus in Michigan and a second campus in Washington, DC, Hillsdale offers an academic program rooted in America’s founding documents and principles. Hillsdale educates its students to know and respect the Constitution. It publishes the hugely successful Imprimis monthly newsletter distributed to 5.6 million Americans, and provides many free online programs to the public on subjects like the US Constitution and Winston Churchill.

With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution, based at Stanford University, is a public policy think tank that seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity, while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all mankind. Hoover produces an excellent program of interviews with leading thinkers of the day, called Uncommon Knowledge.

From its website: “The mission of the Manhattan Institute is to develop and disseminate new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility… The Institute serves as a leading voice of free-market ideas, shaping political culture since its founding in 1977. Issues including welfare reform, tort reform, proactive policing, and supply-side tax policies, among others are the heart of MI’s legacy.” The Institute publishes the excellent City Journal.

A conservative student activist organization that enthusiastically promotes traditional American values while confronting the Leftist agenda on campuses across the country. It is currently led by Charlie Kirk.