Alex Berenson is a graduate of Yale University with degrees in history and economics. He started his profession in journalism in 1994 as a company reporter for the Denver Post, joined the monetary news web site TheStreet.com in 1996, and worked as an investigative reporter for The New York Occasions from 1999 to 2010, in the course of which time he also served two stints as an Iraq War correspondent. In 2006 he published The Faithful Spy, which won the 2007 Edgar Award for most effective initially novel from the Mystery Writers of America. He has published ten more novels and two nonfiction books, The Quantity: How the Drive for Quarterly Earnings Corrupted Wall Street and Corporate America and Inform Your Young children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence.

Hillsdale College is an independent institution of larger studying founded in 1844 by guys and ladies “grateful to God for the inestimable blessings” resulting from civil and religious liberty and “believing that the diffusion of studying is vital to the perpetuity of these blessings.” It pursues the stated object of the founders: “to furnish all persons who want, irrespective of nation, colour, or sex, a literary, scientific, [and] theological education” outstanding amongst American colleges “and to combine with this such moral and social instruction as will most effective create the minds and strengthen 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 obtaining its clearest expression in the American experiment of self-government below law.

By education the young in the liberal arts, Hillsdale College prepares students to turn into 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 help of other good friends of absolutely free civilization and as a result secures the circumstances of its personal survival and independence.