He was more interested in spurring rational thought than in pursuing political grandstanding.
Nancy Edison rejected schooling in favor of learning for Thomas Edison.
If Western democracy is to survive, it must incorporate that which it has long regarded as its diametrical opposite—the aristocratic.
Is it possible that this is what is driving the chaos we are witnessing in society?
Philosophers have debated the nature of human rights since at least the 12th century, often under the name of ‘natural rights’.
By the 1850s, fake news was so widespread in Germany that it had become its own genre – the “unechte Korrespondenz.”
It all started with a history project...
Popular wisdom holds that Fascism and Communism were diametrical opposites. They weren't.
It’s easy to offer slogans, but the real world of foreign conflicts rarely offer a clean choice between peace and war.
Apparently in the environs of Syracuse, New York, genocide isn’t a particularly troubling subject.
Noted historian Jacques Barzun said that there are 4 cultural forces that still encourage a hostility to reading in America.
In 1758, a young George Washington was seeking a seat in the Virginia burgess. You won't believe his bar tab.
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?
This month marks the centenary of the entry of the United States into World War I.
This is not about partisanship. It is about obtaining freer lives.
Over many centuries, Christian writers took scriptural ideals from Judaism and coupled them with Greco-Roman philosophical ideals of self-control.
Franklin County, Mississippi introduced chess into its curriculum and achieved amazing results.
In his 1951 essay “Neo-Liberalism and its Prospects,” Milton Friedman predicted a retreat of collectivism few saw coming.
Forget the housing bubble. These graphs show we're heading for some serious problems in the auto and student loan arenas.
Fascism wasn't built just on hate. It also promised robust social welfare to people fearful of unbridled capitalism.
Societies with weak or nonexistent judicial systems may control persistent disruptive behavior by accusing the disruptive person of being a witch.
Have we gradually shamed little boys into avoiding bold, independent, and enterprising interests?
In 1982 a University of Texas student stumbled on a proposed constitutional amendment that was never ratified. So he did something about it.
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)
A symptom of the increasing decline in civic and historical literacy?
Did the English create the Famine on purpose as some have theorized?
“Legalizing euthanasia doesn’t empower you... It empowers doctors.”
"Dear Red-State Trump Voter: Let’s face it, guys: We’re done…."