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Dear Reader,

The King’s College is a small private Christian school in New York City. As you might have seen widely reported, it is in financial trouble and likely to close its doors this summer. It recently lost its accreditation. Peter W. Wood served as provost of the college from 2005 to 2007. Now president of the National Association of Scholars, Wood has written an early postmortem of sorts, examining how the school has found itself on the verge of shuttering. What lessons can other small colleges learn from TKC’s mistakes?

As Solzhenitsyn wrote, the line between good and evil runs through every human heart, and who is willing to destroy a piece of his heart? In the midst of war, we at TAC have sought to keep from falling into simplistic moralizing, to remember that it is men and women who fight and die and suffer on both sides. Michael Warren Davis has an uncomfortable truth to tell you. There are really two Russias: (1) the de-Christianized and (2) the re-Christianizing. In a Tuesday essay, Davis reminds readers that much of Western elite hatred for Russia and Russians stems from the living reminder it represents, that there can be life without “NGO-style liberal democracy,” even religious revival. That undermines our regime’s self-justification, and has not been allowed to stand unmolested.

By the time you are reading this email developments might have made staff writer Bradley Devlin’s reporting old news, but also this is Washington and things move slowly. You have heard about this bit of fiscal architecture, the debt ceiling. President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have a deal, but thus far Democrats are the only party really falling into line. Republicans are divided on the issue, and some have made noises about vacating the speaker’s seat.
Micah Meadowcroft
Web Editor

P.S. American Foreign Policy has rarely been more complicated than it is today. That’s why I hope you’ll join us June 8th at our upcoming Foreign Policy Conference on Capitol Hill, where you’ll hear from the U.S. Senators and Representatives who are promoting a genuinely conservative foreign policy.


The apparent impending demise of The King’s College is instructive about the pitfalls lying in wait for even the best-intentioned institutions of higher education.

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