Gary North has a great piece on LRC today, explaining why organizations like the Mises Institute are so different:
Here is my main thesis: The mark of sclerosis of an ideological organization is its failure to commit to its own past. If today’s troops are not reminded of the consistency of the vision and the sacrifices that went before, there is no reason for them to commit today. Why bother? They will not be remembered, any more than the founders are remembered by the heirs. If an organization is not committed to its foundational past, then it is not committed to the future, either.