The "Nonpartisan" AEI

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The "Nonpartisan" AEI

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) describes itself as "a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics, and social welfare."

The Republican National Committee (RNC) begs to differ. The "links" section of this RNC web page informs visitors that:
"The GOP community is broad and diverse, and united in building a stronger America for generations to come. Several groups are working with us for the Party agenda. Find out more and get involved."
Click on this part of the RNC web page, and what you get is a list of these groups that are aiding "the Party agenda" -- one of which happens to be the AEI.

It makes sense. Although AEI is not uniformly conservative in its ideological messages, the RNC's reference serves to remind us that Lynne Cheney, Newt Gingrich, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Richard Perle and Charles Murray (of "The Bell Curve" fame) have something in common -- they are all AEI fellows.

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