Tony Williams

About Tony Williams

Tony Williams is Senior Teaching Fellow at the Bill of Rights Institute and holds history degrees from Syracuse University and Ohio State University. He taught history for fifteen years and was a fellow at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Dr. Williams is the author of Hurricane of Independence, The Pox and the Covenant, America’s Beginnings, and The Jamestown Experiment.

The New Barbarism? Learning in Twenty-First Century Schools

By |2018-03-31T23:45:10-05:00April 2nd, 2018|

We are racing through the twenty-first century with our schools following the culture, rather than education molding the culture through our youth… Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords our readers the opportunity to join Tony Williams as he discusses how our school system has failed us, producing children who resemble the iliterate [...]

Noble Legends in Good Books

By |2014-01-10T18:40:16-05:00September 29th, 2011|Tags: |

You have heard it said that it doesn’t matter what kids are reading as long as they’re reading. This sentiment is well-intentioned in the sense that it expresses an important fact that reading, especially among young people, is important, particularly in an age in which fewer are reading. But, are vampire novels and Diary [...]

Books That Make Us Human: Tony Williams

By |2016-02-16T14:32:52-05:00September 16th, 2011|Tags: |

Pope John Paul II When Brad Birzer asked me to write about the ten books that most heavily shaped my understanding of the human person, I retorted that he might as well ask me which of my children I love best. I agonized over the list interminably and tried not to cheat [...]

Christian Humanism in Our Schools

By |2017-06-19T10:43:59-05:00October 30th, 2010|Tags: |

I really enjoyed reading the excellent essay by Brittany Baldwin on Hillsdale College and the incomparable job that it does “educating for liberty.” Through my participation in teacher seminars at the Hillsdale College Center for Teacher Excellence directed by the brilliant Dr. David Bobb, I became acquainted with the love of permanent things through [...]