Can studying people be more fruitful than studying books?

Two of America’s most famous educators thought so.

Boys Today Aren’t Getting Enough Time Around Men

Is it any wonder that there's a lack of good men? 

Can we stop making terrorists and shooters famous?

Isn’t it time for some restraint?


Karl Popper Quotes to Make you Think

Today would have been his 114th birtdhay. 

How Good Is Your Mathematical Reasoning?

This one gave my brain a good exercise. Make sure you've had your coffee first.

Philosopher: No, you're not entitled to your opinion

Plato distinguished between opinion or common belief (doxa) and other types of knowledge.

Report: College Students Spend Only 2.8 Hrs Per Day on Their Education

Spend less time on ‘educational activities’ than high schoolers.

Calvin Coolidge’s Immigration Policy: Relevant Today?

Does he offer some clarity in the emotional immigration debate we find ourselves in?

Why we need to teach political philosophy in schools

Philosophy picks apart the core ideas in political argument. It unmasks the various claims we hear about budgets, manifestos, and referendums.

Is Social Media Tearing Us Apart?

It’s not 1968, but it sure feels like it is. Is social media to blame?

What the ancient Greeks would have thought of Donald Trump

Trump’s behavior and appearance would be viewed as indicating a severe excess of yellow bile – a terrible imbalance of humor.

People Should Be Able to Calmly Discuss Politics

In response to a popular pie chart that’s been going around social media for some time now.

Teacher: Students Crave Ethics Instruction

High school English teacher Paul Barnwell made two interesting observations yesterday.

A Warning about Islam from the Last Pope?

It came during a seminar at the pope's residence in 2005. 

Welcome to the Chaos Stage of our Decline

Societal breakdown, insecurity, and the rise of the police state.

History Quiz: Kings of Medieval England

Think you know medieval history? Try our quiz on English kings from

Is Free Will an Illusion?

The scholarship dealing with free will is outrageously messy. 

Brutal Reviews of Shakespeare from the 1600s

These reviews of 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' and 'Hamlet' are not kind.

Expert Explains Why Many Educators Can’t Teach Math

American students don't get math "because their elementary school teachers don't either."

Students Today: Minds without ‘Furniture’

Don't expect them to answer basic questions about their own civilization. 

Is Capitalism Good for the Poor?

For most of human history, we lived in a world of a few haves and lots of have-nots.

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