Front Page: Alan Charles Kors: Champion of Individual Liberty. Alan Charles Kors is the recipient of ACTA’s 2023 Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education. A distinguished scholar of European history, an award-winning teacher, and the cofounder of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Dr. Kors is the embodiment of the qualities that the late Philip Merrill envisioned when he established the award—namely, an indefatigable dedication to teaching the humanities and transmitting the values of Western Civilization to the next generation.
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