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Preserving the Last Best Hope: An Interview with Bill Bennett

Vol. 90, Prg. 1–5
May 25–29, 2009

Author, host of Morning in America, and former Secretary of Education William Bennett believes that it is crucial to teach our children the great narrative of our nation, the stories of its heroes, and the truth about its founding. Learn about his efforts to inspire the next generation with the true story of America.

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America: The Last Best Hope
Preserving True History
The Role of Homeschoolers
The Best Stories Are True
The Opportune Moment


William J. Bennett William Bennett
William J. Bennett is one of America’s most important, influential, and respected voices on cultural, political, and education issues. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Bill Bennett studied philosophy at Williams College (B.A.) and the University of Texas (Ph.D.) and earned a law degree from Harvard. He is the Washington Fellow of the Claremont Institute.

Over the course of his professional life, in education, government, and the private sector, Dr. Bennett has succeeded in a trifecta of American institutions. He is an award-winning professor in academia, having taught at Boston University, the University of Texas, and Harvard; he is a three-time confirmed executive in the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush administrations including holding two cabinet-level positions, Secretary of Education under Ronald Reagan and the nation’s first drug czar under the first President Bush). Dr. Bennett is the best-selling author of 18 books, including two New York Times best sellers; fourth, he is the co-founder and the first chairman of a very successful online education company: K-12; and the new website: Culture.11.com; and he is the host of the No. 10 ranked nationally syndicated radio show, Morning in America.

In his various roles, Dr. Bennett is perceived—even by his adversaries—as a man of strong, reasoned convictions who speaks candidly, eloquently, and honestly about some of the most important issues of our time. Dr. Bennett recently completed The American Patriot’s Almanac, which has become a New York Times best seller, as well as a two-volume history of the United States, entitled America: The Last Best Hope. Dr. Bennett was named the “Best Communicator of 2002,” and the most well-received public commentator on the issues of “pride, patriotism, faith, and moral conviction.”

Bill and his wife Elayne and their two sons live in Maryland.

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America: The Last Best Hope

William Bennett

America: The Last Best Hope is a vibrant account of this country’s record from before the founding of the United States to the present day. To order William Bennett’s book and to learn more about the Roadmap to the Last Best Hope companion curriculum, click the link above.

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