The Loss of France

To Lose a Country: Loss of France by Dr. John Tierney Consider the case of France, which “lost” itself in 1940, an event some feel was the most critical one in modern history. The British historian, Alistair Horne, has three volumes on French-German relations, ending with To Lose a Battle, France 1940.  The phrase is … Continue reading “The Loss of France”

Loss of History

Proposal to Conduct a Webcast:  Loss of Country Countries can be “lost” by invasion and by changes in the beliefs of members of society. Due to the influence of “Progressive” educators beginning at the end of the 19th century college education in the United States effectively changed the manners and mores of American higher education … Continue reading “Loss of History”


1.  Post-Soviet Countries.  The Academy was founded in 1987 when enormous changes were occurring in countries in Eastern Europe. Much has changed since 1991 when the Soviet Union collapsed, and on June 13, 2020, the Academy conducted a presentation that traces how Poland is attempting to recover from domination by the former Soviet Union. You may … Continue reading “About”

“First Europe”

The great question we who are faithful Christians today must ask is whether Christendom, embodied in our consciousness of the philosophical and theological experience of the West from ancient Israel to the Christian Gospels, continues to shape the nations and culture of the West today. And, if not, does that loss of consciousness contribute to … Continue reading ““First Europe””

Conscience and Power

Conscience and Power: The Contest for Civilization in the West In this book, Dr. Richard Bishirjian examines how “the West” was reshaped after the fall of the Roman Empire and how the civilization that arose has grappled with our desire for justice and the necessities of power and political control. Conscience and Power examines how … Continue reading “Conscience and Power”

Book Proposal: The Conservative Rout

BOOK PROPOSAL The Conservative Rout  by Richard J. Bishirjian Audience: The reading public, Liberal and Conservative, teachers and college professors. Competition: Sam Tanenhaus, The Death of Conservatism (Random House, 2009). Corey Robin, The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump (Oxford, 2011) Gianno Caldwell, Taken for Granted: How Conservatism Can Win Back the Americans … Continue reading “Book Proposal: The Conservative Rout”

This is Dick Bishirjian

This is Dick Bishirjian “Dick Bishirjian has taken a good long look at contemporary America and figured out what’s gone wrong with it: too many of those it honors with the title “educator” have been using the skulls of their charges as toxic waste dumps. A true educator, Dick has spent most of his career … Continue reading “This is Dick Bishirjian”

Education Reform

The Academy’s program for education reform includes Webcasts with scholars committed to recovery of high standards in higher education, the publication of books that identify the depth of the crisis in American higher education and participation in academic conferences. One such book is The Coming Death and Future Resurrection of American Higher Education.  A review … Continue reading “Education Reform”