Andrew Klavan | Can We Keep Silent in a World Gone Mad?
Andrew Klavan is an author, screenwriter, and host of The Andrew Klavan Show. He is also a contributing editor to the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal, for which he travelled as an embed reporter with American troops in Afghanistan. A five-time nominee and two-time winner of the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Award and a recipient of the Thumping Good Read Award, Mr. Klavan has written for numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. He is the author of numerous novels, including Nightmare City, the Homelanders series, the Mindwar trilogy, Don’t Say a Word, True Crime—which was made into a film by Clint Eastwood—and, most recently, Another Kingdom. His non-fiction writings include a memoir of his religious journey, The Great Good Thing: A Secular Jew Comes to Faith in Christ and a book of satire, The Leftese Dictionary. He has written a number of screenplays, including A Shock to the System, which starred Michael Caine, and Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer, starring Dean Cain.Hillsdale College is an independent institution of higher learning founded in 1844 by men and women “grateful to God for the inestimable blessings” resulting from civil and religious liberty and “believing that the diffusion of learning is essential to the perpetuity of these blessings.” It pursues the stated object of the founders: “to furnish all persons who wish, irrespective of nation, color, or sex, a literary, scientific, [and] theological education” outstanding among American colleges “and to combine with this such moral and social instruction as will best develop the minds and improve the hearts of its pupils.” As a nonsectarian Christian institution, Hillsdale College maintains “by precept and example” the immemorial teachings and practices of the Christian faith.The College also considers itself a trustee of our Western philosophical and theological inheritance tracing to Athens and Jerusalem, a heritage finding its clearest expression in the American experiment of self-government under law.By training the young in the liberal arts, Hillsdale College prepares students to become leaders worthy of that legacy. By encouraging the scholarship of its faculty, it contributes to the preservation of that legacy for future generations. By publicly defending that legacy, it enlists the aid of other friends of free civilization and thus secures the conditions of its own survival and independence.