How Summer Camps and Scout Groups Turn Kids into Citizens

Boy Scouting and many residential summer camps teach essential life skills – such as a cooperative work ethic and active civic engagement.

WOW! Plato's 'Tyranny' Sounds EXACTLY LIKE America Today!

This will give you chills.

How Last Night's Debate Proved the Dumbing Down of America is Real

Like many Americans, I tuned in last night to catch part of the first presidential debate.

Serious Debate Isn’t Possible on Television

Bread and circuses

How the Internet Fuels America's Underground Sex Trade

Academic researchers interviewed 71 pimps and found out how they hide in plain sight. 

5 Things Your Kids Will Remember About You

Hint: It's important stuff. 

Should People Still Be Free to Argue That Homosexuality is ‘Wrong’?

A famous Christian philosopher got into trouble this weekend for doing just that.

The Reason America Fell in Love With Zombies Again

A look back in history at apocalyptic literature reveals some of the same trends that have made zombie apocalypses so popular today.

Should Parents Stop Paying for Their Kid’s College?

Kids might be more equipped to face adulthood if they did.

Harvard Prof on the Frightening Consequence of Relativism

"All you can do is indoctrinate..."

Was Plato Liberal or Totalitarian?

A professor of philosophy explains.

Why Do So Many People Lack Compassion?

And is it a blessing or a curse?

Thomas Jefferson’s 3 Tips for the Presidential Debate

Hillary and The Donald aren't the only ones who stand to benefit from these tips.

How Rome Described Their Barbarians

A famous description of barbarians suggests modern parallels.

Media Bury Police Officer’s Race in Charlotte Shooting

The NYT mentioned George Zimmerman's race in the first paragraph of Trayvon Martin shooting. Brentley Vinson's race is mentioned in the 30th.

Top 10 High School Books: 1900 vs. 1990

Should these comparisons cause us to reconsider the books today's high school students read?

Famous Educator: Schools Have Become 'Intellectually Chaotic'

Most schools have no idea what they're doing when it comes to curriculum.

Did the Ancient Greeks Believe in Freedom?

Would the Ancient Greeks have understood our modern conception of man as a free, autonomous agent who chooses his own ends?

Is Technology Addiction the New Barbarism?

A series of recent studies highlights how techno-addiction is seeping into the classroom.

What the New Pagans and Christians Have in Common

Today is the Fall Equinox, which is being welcomed by some throwback pagan celebrations.

Looting in Ferguson

Free Sh*t Matters?

Looting and rioting in Charlotte doesn’t help your cause. 

Why the U.S. Education Secretary is Wrong on Homeschooling

Is it time we put to rest the idea that homeschoolers are social outcasts?

Being Intelligent Doesn't Require You To Be a Jerk

Intellectual types are usually kind of jerks, right?

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