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I begin with this remark of the celebrated Roman historian Livy, written 2,000 years ago:

There is an exceptionally beneficial and fruitful advantage to be derived from the study of the past. There you see, set in the clear...

Posted by: Lawrence W. Reed on August 29, 2014

Webster’s defines “intelligent” as “endowed with intelligence or intellect; possessed of, or exhibiting, a high or fitting degree of intelligence or understanding.” This modern understanding of “intelligence” as an innate disposition or...

Posted by: Allen Porter Mendenhall on August 27, 2014

The field of business administration, in which I work, is oriented toward the new: Consultants, academics, and doctoral students have learned that to succeed in the consulting or the publication game, solutions need to be packaged as new,...

Posted by: Mitchell Langbert on August 25, 2014

Poor John Adams. He will almost always stand in the shadows of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. He will always be remembered first and foremost as a dumpy bulldog, a failed president, and the husband of Abigail Adams. And yet. . . and yet...

Posted by: Bradley J. Birzer on August 18, 2014

It thrills me when McDonald’s burgers get the attention they deserve. This happened last year when Stephen Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics, made the provocative statement that the McDouble is the...

Posted by: Jeffrey A. Tucker on August 15, 2014

The immense folly of the government run public schools is lost on American citizens blinded by misplaced trust in the false promises of a bankrupt educational system. The utilitarian social utopians who designed the curriculum rejected the...

Posted by: Steven Jonathan Rummelsburg on August 13, 2014

The sustainability movement is more popular than it has ever been before.

This summer, in the aptly titled Sustainability: The Journal of Record, Mitchell Thomashow declared with confidence, “...

Posted by: Marilee Turscak on August 11, 2014

Modern society always seems to be overrun with the latest fad, whether it be the hippest clothing style, the latest electronic gadget, or the jazziest band. Though usually innocuous, fads can also be dangerous. Being a high school student, I am...

Posted by: Keeley Flynn on August 8, 2014

When the central administration claims to replace completely the free cooperation of those primarily interested, it deceives itself or wants to deceive you.

Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America...

Posted by: Lenore Ealy on August 7, 2014

I propose that instead of the noble eagle, the symbol of the United States should be a large, juicy hamburger. Instead of the stars and stripes—a bowl of ice cream. Replace the national anthem with a Coca Cola advertising ditty and...

Posted by: Dwight Longenecker on August 1, 2014