IHS at 60


Nick Gillespie on Academia

Nick Gillespie on Academia, Cultural Deregulation, and Libertarianism

“The real promise of higher education has to be about critical thinking and about evaluating the past and what is good from it. Putting forward ideas, modifying them, and creating a future based on the best that has been said and thought – that is learning.” – Nick Gillespie.

Marcus Witcher on the Importance of Historical Context and Community

Marcus Witcher on the Importance of Historical Context and Community

When Dr. Marcus Witcher studied English literature as an undergraduate, he considered the historical context and typically wrote from a historical perspective. During a meeting with an academic adviser in his sophomore year at the University of Central Arkansas, Witcher discussed his interest in graduate school. The advisor suggested that Witcher try out some history classes and consider pursuing history, rather than literature, in graduate school.