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The Progressive Roots of Fascism

The Progressive Roots of Fascism

Popular wisdom holds that Fascism and Communism were diametrical opposites.  They weren't.

Why Is War Such a Seductive Illusion?

Why Is War Such a Seductive Illusion?

It’s easy to offer slogans, but the real world of foreign conflicts rarely offer a clean choice between peace and war.

Students asked to Defend Nazis and the Holocaust in Homework Assignment

Students asked to Defend Nazis and the Holocaust in Homework Assignment

Apparently in the environs of Syracuse, New York, genocide isn’t a particularly troubling subject.

America’s ‘Hostility to Reading’ - 4 Reasons for it

America’s ‘Hostility to Reading’ - 4 Reasons for it

Noted historian Jacques Barzun said that there are 4 cultural forces that still encourage a hostility to reading in America. 

George Washington Bought an INSANE Amount of Alcohol to Launch his Political Career

George Washington Bought an INSANE Amount of Alcohol to Launch his Political Career

In 1758, a young George Washington was seeking a seat in the Virginia burgess. You won't believe his bar tab. 

Is the West Worth Defending?

Is the West Worth Defending?

We should respond to the question of whether the West is worth defending by first asking this:  Which West are we being asked to defend?

Have We Learned Anything at All Since the Great War?

Have We Learned Anything at All Since the Great War?

This month marks the centenary of the entry of the United States into World War I.

Why Is Trump Waging War on the Freedom Caucus?

Why Is Trump Waging War on the Freedom Caucus?

This is not about partisanship. It is about obtaining freer lives.

How Did Celibacy Become Mandatory for Priests?

How Did Celibacy Become Mandatory for Priests?

Over many centuries, Christian writers took scriptural ideals from Judaism and coupled them with Greco-Roman philosophical ideals of self-control.

Teaching Chess to Kids Spurs Academic Achievement

Teaching Chess to Kids Spurs Academic Achievement

Franklin County, Mississippi introduced chess into its curriculum and achieved amazing results.
 

Milton Friedman on 'the Major Fault of the Collectivist Philosophy'

Milton Friedman on 'the Major Fault of the Collectivist Philosophy'

In his 1951 essay “Neo-Liberalism and its Prospects,” Milton Friedman predicted a retreat of collectivism few saw coming. 

Six Graphs that Reveal Big Problems for Student and Auto Loans

Six Graphs that Reveal Big Problems for Student and Auto Loans

Forget the housing bubble. These graphs show we're heading for some serious problems in the auto and student loan arenas.

Fascism Has Left and Right Wing Roots

Fascism Has Left and Right Wing Roots

Fascism wasn't built just on hate. It also promised robust social welfare to people fearful of unbridled capitalism.

Dangers of the Witch Hunts in Washington

Dangers of the Witch Hunts in Washington

Societies with weak or nonexistent judicial systems may control persistent disruptive behavior by accusing the disruptive person of being a witch.

Preschooler Gets Week-long Suspension for Picking Up Shell Casing

Preschooler Gets Week-long Suspension for Picking Up Shell Casing

Have we gradually shamed little boys into avoiding bold, independent, and enterprising interests?

Gregory Watson: The C Student Who Amended the Constitution

Gregory Watson: The C Student Who Amended the Constitution

In 1982 a University of Texas student stumbled on a proposed constitutional amendment that was never ratified. So he did something about it.

Professor: Relativism Destroying Our Esteem for Education

Professor: Relativism Destroying Our Esteem for Education

A case for ditching relativism and returning to absolutes?

New Poll Shows a Frightening Percentage of Americans Can’t Name a Single Supreme Court Justice (See Graph)
The Irish Potato Famine: What Caused It?

The Irish Potato Famine: What Caused It?

Did the English create the Famine on purpose as some have theorized?

When Euthanasia Becomes Murder

When Euthanasia Becomes Murder

“Legalizing euthanasia doesn’t empower you... It empowers doctors.”

New Republic Writer: Blue and Red States Should Go Their Own Ways

New Republic Writer: Blue and Red States Should Go Their Own Ways

"Dear Red-State Trump Voter: Let’s face it, guys: We’re done…."

Advice on Manhood Andrew Jackson Received from His Dying Mother

Advice on Manhood Andrew Jackson Received from His Dying Mother

"Andrew, if I should not see you again, I wish you to remember and treasure up some things I have already said to you..."

Does Socialism Require a Dictator?

Does Socialism Require a Dictator?

The dilemma, Marx explains, is that even after the overthrow of the capitalist system, residues of the previous system would remain.

Clare Boothe Luce: A Feminist of a Different Kind

Clare Boothe Luce: A Feminist of a Different Kind

Known for her sharp mind and tongue, Clare Boothe Luce was a formidable intellectual and politician who gave birth to a number of memorable quips.

Middlebury Riot Shows the Veneer of Our Civilization is Thin

Middlebury Riot Shows the Veneer of Our Civilization is Thin

Video of the ugly scene in the lecture hall at Middlebury College has emerged.

The Alt Right's Intellectual Roots Go Way Back

The Alt Right's Intellectual Roots Go Way Back

Here is a prehistory of what we call the alt-right today.

Ted Kennedy Had Secret Dealings with Soviets Before 1984 Election

Ted Kennedy Had Secret Dealings with Soviets Before 1984 Election

A KGB memo shows clear evidence of an "unabashed quid pro quo" between a U.S. Senator and a top Kremlin official. 

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