From Hoover Digest, Peter Berkowitz on a boot camp for citizenship: Civics education must not be indoctrination, but it also must not be overlooked. From Crisis, when rulers fail to rule themselves: James V. Schall on politics, virtue, and the intellect; and personally opposed, but: It is high time to reconsider — how far does the obligation of a politician to further his moral commitments extend? Why every government should keep an empty seat for a philosopher king: Plato was right — the ideal society needs truth-seekers as rulers, but with a twist. A People’s History of Robin Hood: For hundreds of years, he’s fought tax injustice, tyranny, and the seizure of the commons — we still need him today. How dumb can po­lit­i­cal phi­los­o­phy get? Carlin Romano wonders. A review of Politics Without Vision: Thinking without a Banister in the Twentieth Century by Tracy B. Strong. Steven Bilakovics on why we hate politics, but love democracy. Matthew Flinders on his book Defending Politics: Why Democracy Matters in the 21st Century (and more and more). The politics of “thinking about politics”: A review of Liberalism and Ideology: Essays in Honour of Michael Freeden.