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Jacques Barzun Observations on Culture and Decline

Jacques Barzun Observations on Culture and Decline

Reflections from one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century.

Romanticism Is Killing Marriage. Is it Time to Rethink Some Things?

Romanticism Is Killing Marriage. Is it Time to Rethink Some Things?

It’s been 50 years since the Atlantic decried marriage as “a wretched institution”—and since then everything seems to have only gotten worse.

Who Was St. Valentine and Why is February 14 a Romantic Holiday?

Who Was St. Valentine and Why is February 14 a Romantic Holiday?

The history of the Saint Valentine (176-273 A.D.) is hazy and legends vary.

Why It's Best to Focus on Fixing Yourself

Why It's Best to Focus on Fixing Yourself

Fixing yourself is often the best way to "do something"

10 Interesting Historical Facts about European Monasteries

10 Interesting Historical Facts about European Monasteries

The monastery was the most influential institution in Western Europe during the Middle Ages.  

The Myth of the Pagan Origins of Christmas

The Myth of the Pagan Origins of Christmas

Professor William Tighe argues that, actually, the pagans co-opted it from the Christians.

Women Who Emotionally Abuse Men

Women Who Emotionally Abuse Men

We’ve all seen it. And heard it. You’re in a restaurant. There’s a man there with his girlfriend.

What matters in life?

What matters in life?

The great poet W.B. Yeats digs into it: "When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire..."

Black Friday Videos: Barbarians Come in Every Color

Black Friday Videos: Barbarians Come in Every Color

Black Friday videos reveal a lot about human nature. 

Inquisition Torture: Not what you think?

Inquisition Torture: Not what you think?

A sobering comparison of the results of the Inquisition and secular torture. 

Barzun in 1999: The Internet Will Lead to Isolation and Chaos

Barzun in 1999: The Internet Will Lead to Isolation and Chaos

'The contents of the Internet were the same old items in multiplied confusion.'

What is 'Cultural Marxism'?

What is 'Cultural Marxism'?

The term is getting thrown around a lot these days. 

Real Progressives Study the Classics

Real Progressives Study the Classics

"All through the history of the West the Greeks have continued to spur innovation..." 

Why Only Christianity Can Save the West... Again

Why Only Christianity Can Save the West... Again

Is the era of big ideas over?

The Morality of Modern Education is Relativism

The Morality of Modern Education is Relativism

One consequence of this subjection of truth to selfishness is the rupture between modern education and traditional virtue.

How America Became Class Conscious

How America Became Class Conscious

Class is changing in America, as are our perceptions of it.

Questioning 'Diversity' is the New Blasphemy

Questioning 'Diversity' is the New Blasphemy

Duke theology professor Paul Griffiths criticized diversity, sparking disciplinary actions against him. Now he's a former Duke professor. 

'Transracialism' Has Gender Ideologues at Each Others' Throats

'Transracialism' Has Gender Ideologues at Each Others' Throats

A recent academic journal article defending Rachel Dolezal created an uproar.

6 Statistics That Show How Much America Has Changed in a Half-Century

6 Statistics That Show How Much America Has Changed in a Half-Century

Here are six statistics that drive home just how much things have changed in America in a little more than a half-century:

When You Stop Blaming, Real Change Begins

When You Stop Blaming, Real Change Begins

Philosopher G.K. Chesterton once was asked, 'What’s wrong with the world today?' He responded simply, “Dear Sir, I am. Yours, G.K. Chesterton.”

Birth Rates are at Historic Lows and Here's a Major Reason

Birth Rates are at Historic Lows and Here's a Major Reason

The status of children has changed profoundly in the last 100 years.

Feminist Explains Why She Left the Social Justice ‘Cult’

Feminist Explains Why She Left the Social Justice ‘Cult’

A feminist and self-described "former SJW" recently explained why she left the Social Justice movement behind her.

Bill Nye’s Doomsday Predictions on Overpopulation Get Lambasted

Bill Nye’s Doomsday Predictions on Overpopulation Get Lambasted

We the Internet TV just rolled out a new video on ‘the Science Guy’.

Female Applicant Rejects Ivy League School After Receiving Gender Neutral Acceptance Letter

Female Applicant Rejects Ivy League School After Receiving Gender Neutral Acceptance Letter

Perhaps not everyone prefers to be referred to as "they" or "their."

Yale Dean’s Nasty Yelp Reviews Expose Underbelly of Ivy League Elitism

Yale Dean’s Nasty Yelp Reviews Expose Underbelly of Ivy League Elitism

The racial overtones of June Chu’s posts have garnered the most attention. Less attention has been paid to the sneering elitism in her Yelp reviews.

There’s a Simple Reason Why More Women aren’t CEOs

There’s a Simple Reason Why More Women aren’t CEOs

A recent study in Scientific American explains why.

One Simple Way to Raise Children to be Leaders
‘Cheers’ Totally Predicted the Obama and Trump Campaigns

‘Cheers’ Totally Predicted the Obama and Trump Campaigns

It comes in a famous episode in which Woody—the bumbling farm boy-turned bartender—runs for city council of Boston.

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