The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization is headquartered in Clinton, New York, and was founded in 2007 to promote excellence in scholarship through the study of freedom, democracy, and capitalism.

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The Culture and Politics of the 1960s

Every Monday January 30, 2017 until May 8, 2017
21 W. Park Row in Clinton, NY

The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) will offer a course on the 1960s, January 30 through May 8 at its headquarters building, 21 W. Park Row in Clinton, the former Alexander Hamilton Inn. The free adult education class, which will meet Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., is titled “The Culture and Politics of the 1960s.” It is open to the public and professional credit is available for teachers.   We request advance signup before January 30, in order to assist with course arrangements and to ensure space for everyone. To enroll or for more information, please contact Dr. Frisk (315-381-3335 w / or the AHI’s director, Professor Robert Paquette ( We look forward to seeing you.

Topics will include the rise of the New Left and conservative movements, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, critiques of the technological society, multiculturalism, campus unrest, environmentalism, Lyndon Johnson and the War on Poverty, Richard Nixon and the Silent Majority, the women’s movement, the transition of former hippies and radicals back to mainstream society in the 1970s, and thoughts on the legacy of the Sixties.

The course will be taught by David Frisk, a Resident Fellow of the AHI since 2013 and a Ph.D. in political science. Among his other work for the AHI, he has taught its recent classes on presidential elections, the roots of America’s “red-blue” divide, constitutional issues, conservative political philosophy, the media and politics, social problems in contemporary America, and modern statesmanship and leadership.


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