The Claremont Institute has identified the principles that will be necessary to defeat progressivism. We teach the principles of the American Founding, and their application today, to the brightest young conservative men and women who will, with our help, go on to positions of power and influence in government, the courts, academia, and the media. These distinguished Claremont fellows number over 450 and are leading the conservative charge to recover the American idea. Imagine when there are 4,500!
The Claremont Institute, founded in 1979, aims to “teach the practical application of the principles of the American Founding,” in order to “establish a limited and accountable government that respects natural law, private property, promotes a stable family life, and maintains a strong national defense.” Not surprisingly, Claremont is a favorite amongst a number of Classical Liberal and Young Conservative organizations. In addition to research, Claremont runs the Publius Fellows program, which hosts young Conservatives for seminars on political thought; presents the Ronald Reagan Freedom Medallion; hosts regular debates with the Ludwig von Mises Institute; and runs the Lincoln Fellows program, an internship for young professionals serving elected officials. The latter program is especially impressive, and has turned out such notable alumni as former California State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, political commentator Carol Platt Liebau, cartoonist Michael Ramirez, Delaware politician Christine O’Donnell, and radio talk show host and best-selling author Mark Levin. The Institute also sponsors several books series in conjunction with other publishers through its various “Claremont Institute Series” imprints, as well as publishing the quarterly Claremont Review of Books—the American right’s own cerebral answer to the New York Review of Books.