The Home of American Intellectual Conservatism — First Principles

April 24, 2019

About First Principles

First Principles is the web journal of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI). In order to further ISI’s mission of “educating for liberty,” it publishes, three times per week, new essays, articles, comments, and reviews related to six broad areas of inquiry: Western civilization, the American experience, free markets and civil society, America’s security, the conservative intellectual tradition, and higher education. First Principles also regularly publishes classic articles from ISI’s massive archive of journal articles. Furthermore, each of the approximately 4,800 pieces to have appeared in past issues of the Intercollegiate Review, Modern Age, and the Political Science Reviewer eventually will be available on First Principles in searchable form. Other unique features of this web journal include the frequent publication of entries from ISI Books’ landmark reference volume, American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia, institutional profiles from ISI’s college guides, excerpts from new ISI Books titles, and fresh pieces from current ISI journal issues.

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