Civic Perspective and the Cosmos

“‘Come!’ said Africanus, ‘how long will your mind be chained to the Earth?'” Before setting out for Los Angeles, the scholars invited to the National Academy for Civics in Government read the Dream of Scipio. It’s about finding...

Being Human

We are a people who need a frontier.¬†Carl Sagan provided these words as he reflected on space exploration long before Atlantis launched into space for the last time. You’ve seen these reflections on Politicolor through our imagined conversation between Cicero...

Cicero’s View from 100,000 Miles

How is the first picture of Earth from space the most powerful political picture ever published? Marking the 40th anniversary of the famous picture, a British newspaper, The Independent, remarked that the three astronauts of the Apollo 8 mission “went to the...

2009 National Institute

As someone who has attended two of the Center of the Constitution’s weekend programs, I was overly excited when I was accepted to the 2009’s National Institute.¬† Of course I couldn’t wait to pick Will’s brain for more and more insight, but...