Benjamin Franklin High School is extremely honored to have Dr. Larry Arnn, President of Hillsdale College, coming to speak at our school. Dr. Arnn is one of the
leading voices in the United Stated regarding many principles that are near and
dear to us here at Benjamin Franklin; such as liberty, constitutionalism and the
need for a robust education in the Western Tradition. Dr. Arnn is a constitutional scholar, author, lecturer, and educator and an expert in classical education and the history of American education. Dr. Arnn spent 1977 to 1980 at the London School of Economics studying international history and then modern history at Oxford. While in England, he worked as Director of Research for Sir Martin Gilbert, the official biographer of Winston Churchill.
Dr. Arnn can be heard each Friday from 6-7 pm on syndicated radio via the Hugh Hewitt show (locally on KKNT 960) where Dr. Arnn guides listeners through the great people and works of Western Civilization. Archives of these broadcasts can be found as podcasts under the label Hillsdale Dialogues, and they are extremely entertaining, informative, and highly recommended. Additionally, Hillsdale publishes Imprimis, a free monthly speech digest dedicated to educating citizens and promoting civil and religious liberty by covering cultural, economic, political and
educational issues of enduring significance. In the interest of spreading the ideals of constitutional government and free market ideas, Hillsdale College also offers several online courses, including those on economics and the Constitution.
This is an event that should not be missed. Because he believes so strongly in our vision, Dr. Arnn has agreed to speak at our school; this opportunity will most likely not present itself again. Dr. Arnn’s lecture for this event is titled, “Liberty
and Learning.” I can say without reservation, there is no better spokesman in the country for a classical and constitutional education. Please make arrangements to attend - you will not be disappointed.