Ian Lindquist

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Ian Lindquist is a Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. His work focuses on liberal and classical education, civil society and civic education, and the traditional and communal grounds of liberty in modern and contemporary society and culture. He previously served as the program manager for education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where he wrote on charter-school innovation and expansion. His writings on education policy and his frequent book reviews have been published by the American Enterprise Institute, U.S. News, the Weekly Standard, and the Washington Free Beacon.

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Ian Lindquist is a Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. His work focuses on liberal and classical education, civil society and civic education, and the traditional and communal grounds of liberty in modern and contemporary society and culture. He previously served as the program manager for education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, where he wrote on charter-school innovation and expansion. His writings on education policy and his frequent book reviews have been published by the American Enterprise Institute, U.S. News, the Weekly Standard, and the Washington Free Beacon.

Concurrent with his post at EPPC, Mr. Lindquist serves as the Executive Director of the Public Interest Fellowship, where he oversees organizational operations, strategic partnerships, and the professional and liberal education of the fellows.

From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Lindquist was a middle and high school teacher, and assistant headmaster, with Great Hearts Academies in Phoenix, Arizona, where he taught Socratic seminars on great books to high school sophomores and juniors. During his time at Great Hearts, he was a Leadership Fellow and a network-wide instructional coach for faculty of the Socratic seminar Humane Letters course.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis. He resides in Hyattsville, Maryland, with his wife and family.

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Sacred Sights

Ian Lindquist

A new book details how the Victorians—led by the Tractarians of Oxford and the Ecclesiologists of Cambridge—sought to reintroduce symbolism in churches and to teach churchgoers to “read” a church building like a book.

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The Weekly Standard / October 1, 2018

The School of Trust

Ian Lindquist

Debates about funding, technology, regulations, and other topics often gloss over the single most important aspect of American education policy: teachers.

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National Affairs - Fall 2018 issue / September 26, 2018

Persuasion and the Art of Writing Tweets

Ian Lindquist

In his new book, Scott Adams demonstrates not only that President Trump strategically made his case to voters, but that he is a uniquely talented persuader.

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Claremont Review of Books / May 23, 2018

Here the People Rule

Ian Lindquist

Despite its aggressive march forward, populism’s nature and place within American politics has been opaque. Is our current “populist surge” damaging to the American republic or a healthy assertion of sovereignty? Why has the populist response occurred precisely at this moment? What are the factors that have led to it? Will the populist moment continue? Vox Populi: The Perils and Promises of Populism, edited by Roger Kimball, examines these questions.

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Claremont Review of Books / April 24, 2018

What Is Education Good For?

Ian Lindquist

Bryan Caplan’s The Case Against Education lays the groundwork for readers to think anew about education, what it does and ought to do, what place it holds and ought to hold in American society.

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The Weekly Standard / March 12, 2018

The Chosen People and American Exceptionalism

Ian Lindquist

America made each man the guardian of his neighbor’s strangeness and thereby turned strangers into neighbors without destroying or whitewashing what makes each man strange to another. This was a new solution to one of the oldest, most fundamental political challenges in man’s history and the heart of American exceptionalism.

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Washington Free Beacon / January 16, 2018

Civics Education Must Be Liberal Education

Ian Lindquist

Knowledge of the constitutional principles of America is important for students. But the ability to engage in rational public discourse that addresses questions pertinent to the life of the republic is even more so.

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