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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..." 

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.

Is John F. Kennedy Responsible for the Alt-Right?

Is John F. Kennedy Responsible for the Alt-Right?

Kennedy encouraged modern males to transcend the traditional ideal of provider and embrace hip new guidelines promoting excitement.

Why Do People Become Communists, and Why Do They Stick With It?

Why Do People Become Communists, and Why Do They Stick With It?

There is no rational case for communism... so why do people go for this stuff?

Where did Nazi doctors learn their ethics?

Where did Nazi doctors learn their ethics?

They had plenty of ethics - just the wrong kind.

How May Day Went From a Religious Holiday to a Socialist One

How May Day Went From a Religious Holiday to a Socialist One

Communist countries have enshrined May Day as one of their most important holidays, often marked by elaborate workforce parades. 

This 1886 Cornell English Syllabus May Explain Why College Students Can’t Write

This 1886 Cornell English Syllabus May Explain Why College Students Can’t Write

Unfortunately, today's colleges aren't improving the writing woes of American students.

The NFL Draft and the Division of Labor

The NFL Draft and the Division of Labor

In Plato's Republic, Socrates says that specialization is advantageous, because "we are not all alike."

Education Used to Happen Outside of School

Education Used to Happen Outside of School

Schooling as a forced societal construct is a fairly recent phenomenon.

When Did Rome Really Fall?

When Did Rome Really Fall?

Some say that "Rome" still hasn't fallen. 

How J.R.R. Tolkien Responded to News of the Atomic Bomb

How J.R.R. Tolkien Responded to News of the Atomic Bomb

His response serves as a reminder of the dangers we currently face.  

The West Has Done Bad Things… But So Has Every Other Culture

The West Has Done Bad Things… But So Has Every Other Culture

It has become common for many Americans and Europeans to denounce the West because of its past sins.

The Bad Manners of the Campus Left (Video)

The Bad Manners of the Campus Left (Video)

Lawrence Reed, president of FEE, went to the University of Colorado-Denver to deliver a lecture on Ancient Rome. It didn't go well.

What Deep Throat Could Teach Us About Fake News

What Deep Throat Could Teach Us About Fake News

The only way we can get out of this mess is to stop using the internet as a crutch for thinking.

How Latin is Helping Inner City Youths Strive and Succeed

How Latin is Helping Inner City Youths Strive and Succeed

The Boys' Latin School has revived the dead language and made it a cornerstone in their curriculum for disadvantaged, minority students in Philly.

The Income Tax Basically Implies that Government Owns You

The Income Tax Basically Implies that Government Owns You

Frank Chodorov once described the income tax as the root of all evil. His target was not the tax itself, but the principle behind it.

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