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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.

15 of Mark Twain’s Sassiest Witticisms
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.

10 Weird Facts on the Lincoln Assassination

10 Weird Facts on the Lincoln Assassination

One of the most dramatic events in American history is shrouded in mystery and oddity. 

8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

Nearly two thousand years ago, a well-known philosopher laid out the characteristics that make up a rational person. 

7 Timeless Life Lessons from Marcus Aurelius

7 Timeless Life Lessons from Marcus Aurelius

Wise was he. (So spend five minutes on his couch.)

Celebrating New Year's with The Twilight Zone

Celebrating New Year's with The Twilight Zone

The basic premise of the show—ordinary human beings caught in extraordinary (and often supernatural) circumstances—never grows old.  

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.  

Can You Pass this Century-Old History Exam?

Can You Pass this Century-Old History Exam?

Only 18 percent of today's 8th graders are proficient in U.S. history, and barely any could probably pass this test. 

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..." 

How America Became Class Conscious

How America Became Class Conscious

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

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:

The Key to Happiness: Focus on what’s within your control

The Key to Happiness: Focus on what’s within your control

The idea can be traced to the Stoic philosopher Epictetus.

Behind Closed Doors: What the Piltdown Man Hoax from 1912 can Teach Science Today

Behind Closed Doors: What the Piltdown Man Hoax from 1912 can Teach Science Today

What the Piltdown Man hoax from 1912 can teach science today.

The President Is Not the Commander in Chief of the United States, Nor Its CEO

The President Is Not the Commander in Chief of the United States, Nor Its CEO

This is a constitutional republic, and we don’t have a commander in chief.

Camille Paglia: Neo feminism teaching women to live in ‘a permanently juvenile condition’

Camille Paglia: Neo feminism teaching women to live in ‘a permanently juvenile condition’

"Second-wave feminism went off the track when it started to demonize men and blame them for all the evils in human history."

City: 'If something is not permitted it is prohibited.'

City: 'If something is not permitted it is prohibited.'

Should Americans have a right to garden in their own yards?

Would You Have Worn the Yellow Star?

Would You Have Worn the Yellow Star?

When Germany occupied Hungary, the Nazis mandated that all Jews wear a yellow star and few Jews dared to resist.

How One Mother Sends Her Kids to College at Age 11

How One Mother Sends Her Kids to College at Age 11

Carson and Cannan Huey-You are making headlines for the early age at which they begin their college careers.

Survey: 60% of Millennials Don't Believe in Right and Wrong

Survey: 60% of Millennials Don't Believe in Right and Wrong

Unfortunately, they're directly contradicting some of the greatest thinkers of all time by taking such a view.
 

Could the Civil War Have Been Avoided?

Could the Civil War Have Been Avoided?

Everyone knows that had Lincoln not attacked the South, slavery would exist today, right?

What Anne Shirley Teaches about Dealing with Victimhood

What Anne Shirley Teaches about Dealing with Victimhood

L.M. Montgomery's beloved Anne books give many examples of how true victims should behave.

The Epic of Gilgamesh: A Guide to the Classics

The Epic of Gilgamesh: A Guide to the Classics

The Epic of Gilgamesh explores the nature and meaning of being human, and asks the questions that continue to be debated in the modern day.

Arizona Lawmaker Urges End to Compulsory Schooling

Arizona Lawmaker Urges End to Compulsory Schooling

Arizona lawmaker Paul Mosley joins a growing number of citizens concerned about the rise in forced schooling and the decline in overall competence.

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