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Intellectual Takeout Quiz: Key Dates in Western History

Intellectual Takeout Quiz: Key Dates in Western History

Do you recognize the most important dates and events in Western Civilization?

Why do Muslims seem to be involved in more violence?

Why do Muslims seem to be involved in more violence?

Six theories from “The Clash of Civilizations.”

Stanford Prof: ‘Emphasizing Diversity’ Destroys Nations

Stanford Prof: ‘Emphasizing Diversity’ Destroys Nations

Maybe we should be careful about celebrating diversity for diversity's sake. 

Study: Smart Kids Are Being Held Back

Study: Smart Kids Are Being Held Back

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University find hard evidence that millions are not being challenged in school.

Only 1 in 4 Can Name All Three Branches of U.S. Government
A Brief History Of Presidents Fibbing About Their Health

A Brief History Of Presidents Fibbing About Their Health

Americans are unforgiving about their presidents having any medical ailments.

Camus’ Touching Letter to Teacher After Receiving Nobel Prize

Camus’ Touching Letter to Teacher After Receiving Nobel Prize

'Without you, without the affectionate hand you extended to the small poor child that I was...none of this would have happened.'

Thomas Jefferson’s 10 Simple Rules for Successful Living

Thomas Jefferson’s 10 Simple Rules for Successful Living

They offer a lot more wisdom than today's platitudes.

Do You Know the National Anthem’s Secret Verses?

Do You Know the National Anthem’s Secret Verses?

Do our arguments over the national anthem signal our lack of knowledge?

Students Today Should Read More Nonfiction

Students Today Should Read More Nonfiction

Today, if schools assign a book to read, it’s almost always a novel.

Are Schools Underestimating What Students Are Capable Of?

Are Schools Underestimating What Students Are Capable Of?

A surge in advanced placement courses suggests many students want to be challenged. 

That Guy Who Tried to Assassinate George Washington in 1776

That Guy Who Tried to Assassinate George Washington in 1776

It didn't end well for him.

Pew: 1 in 4 Americans Didn’t Read a Book Last Year

Pew: 1 in 4 Americans Didn’t Read a Book Last Year

If Americans continue to avoid reading, will our nation be filled with people ill-equipped and unprepared to lead the next generation?

Maybe America Was Never ‘Great’?

Maybe America Was Never ‘Great’?

By now all of you have heard or seen Trump’s slogan of “Make America Great Again.”

9th Grade Reading Lists: 1922 vs. Today

9th Grade Reading Lists: 1922 vs. Today

Have you ever thought that high school graduates today… well, just don’t seem to know or understand as much as they once did?

Anthropology is Far From Licking the Problem of Fossil Ages

Anthropology is Far From Licking the Problem of Fossil Ages

Difficulties in dating fossils have plagued anthropology since its inception.

Should We Stop Calling Liberals ‘Liberal’?

Should We Stop Calling Liberals ‘Liberal’?

The term has gone through a considerable evolution, or devolution, depending on whom you ask. 

Alexander Hamilton Predicted How the Colonies Would Defeat Britian

Alexander Hamilton Predicted How the Colonies Would Defeat Britian

'This was more than just precocious knowledge: this was intuitive judgment of the highest order.'

Pursuing the Good Life

Pursuing the Good Life

Here's some advice on a starting point.

What Should be the Goal of Education?

What Should be the Goal of Education?

A new poll suggests Americans answer that question differently than America’s Founders would have. Who’s right?

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know World History?

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know World History?

Test yourself with these 15 questions on world history.

Why is the Influence of Literary and Religious Figures Often Overlooked by Historians?

Why is the Influence of Literary and Religious Figures Often Overlooked by Historians?

Without Moses there would be no Bible, no Judaism, no Christianity, and no Islam.

Can we learn from Thucydides' writings on the Trump of ancient Athens?

Can we learn from Thucydides' writings on the Trump of ancient Athens?

A few months ago Donald Trump was Alcibiades. This week he is Cleon.

Americans Say U.S. Schools Stink (But Not Their Own)

Americans Say U.S. Schools Stink (But Not Their Own)

Why do Americans continue to have such confidence in their local schools?

Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers

Is this what's actually going on?

It's Up to America to Save Western Civilization

It's Up to America to Save Western Civilization

When it comes to Western civilization, we have reached a moment of decision.

Can You Identify These Famous People From The Middle Ages?

Can You Identify These Famous People From The Middle Ages?

Here are 20 medieval rulers, saints, men and women depicted in medieval art.

Morgan Freeman Destroys Black History Month

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