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Mark Twain’s Top 5 Tips for Living a Kick-Ass Life

Mark Twain’s Top 5 Tips for Living a Kick-Ass Life

Here are five Mark Twain inspired tips for living a better life.

What Stalin’s Great Terror can tell us about Russia today

What Stalin’s Great Terror can tell us about Russia today

What drove Stalin to commit atrocities on such a grand scale? Lust for power? Blood thirst? Or an emotion even more primal?

Book Learning Is Not Enough

Book Learning Is Not Enough

Experience is also an important teacher.

Boys Today Aren’t Getting Enough Time Around Men

Boys Today Aren’t Getting Enough Time Around Men

Is it any wonder that there's a lack of good men? 

Calvin Coolidge’s Immigration Policy: Relevant Today?

Calvin Coolidge’s Immigration Policy: Relevant Today?

Does he offer some clarity in the emotional immigration debate we find ourselves in?

Is Social Media Tearing Us Apart?

Is Social Media Tearing Us Apart?

It’s not 1968, but it sure feels like it is. Is social media to blame?

What the ancient Greeks would have thought of Donald Trump

What the ancient Greeks would have thought of Donald Trump

Trump’s behavior and appearance would be viewed as indicating a severe excess of yellow bile – a terrible imbalance of humor.

Teacher: Students Crave Ethics Instruction

Teacher: Students Crave Ethics Instruction

High school English teacher Paul Barnwell made two interesting observations yesterday.

Welcome to the Chaos Stage of our Decline

Welcome to the Chaos Stage of our Decline

Societal breakdown, insecurity, and the rise of the police state.

History Quiz: Kings of Medieval England

History Quiz: Kings of Medieval England

Think you know medieval history? Try our quiz on English kings from Medievalists.net.

Brutal Reviews of Shakespeare from the 1600s

Brutal Reviews of Shakespeare from the 1600s

These reviews of 'Romeo and Juliet,' 'A Midsummer Night's Dream,' and 'Hamlet' are not kind.

Students Today: Minds without ‘Furniture’

Students Today: Minds without ‘Furniture’

Don't expect them to answer basic questions about their own civilization. 

Is Capitalism Good for the Poor?

Is Capitalism Good for the Poor?

For most of human history, we lived in a world of a few haves and lots of have-nots.

Can You Solve These Medieval Riddles?

Can You Solve These Medieval Riddles?

'No one can hold me in his palms or sight: I scatter sudden clatter far and wide. I want to hammer oaks with...'

Daniel Webster’s Secret to Intellectual Growth
If the Constitution Was Written Like Campus Speech Codes

If the Constitution Was Written Like Campus Speech Codes

It might have went down something like this ...

Can Chess Improve Student Behavior?

Can Chess Improve Student Behavior?

A new study - and a revered expert - seem to suggest that the answer is yes.

Presidential Quotes

Presidential Quotes

This is a tough one. See if you can break 50 percent.

Did 'high ideals' survive the Great War?

Did 'high ideals' survive the Great War?

The casualties of the first world war went beyond the loss of life.

The Origin of the Term 'Dark Ages'

The Origin of the Term 'Dark Ages'

Here's the first instance of it ever being used. 

Pliny's 'Natural History' Offers Odd Home Remedies

Pliny's 'Natural History' Offers Odd Home Remedies

Rome’s famous natural historian offered some, er, unusual cures for various ailments.

10 Phrases We Use Today That Originated In The Middle Ages

10 Phrases We Use Today That Originated In The Middle Ages

Some of our most popular phrases have a long history, including some that go back to the Middle Ages.

Why You Should Watch this Censored Nazi Propaganda Film

Why You Should Watch this Censored Nazi Propaganda Film

The cult of leadership has consequences.

‘Vital Campus Dialogue is Being Snuffed Out’

‘Vital Campus Dialogue is Being Snuffed Out’

In a new mini documentary produced by We The Internet, former Brown University student Rob Montz visits his alma mater to ask an increasingly relevant question: “Is the university killing free speech and open debate?”

What the Founding Fathers Got Wrong

What the Founding Fathers Got Wrong

America's Founding Fathers got a lot right, but they made some mistakes along the way.

What would Socrates do?

What would Socrates do?

What the trial of Socrates teaches us about cheating--and the difference between winning and greatness. 

Are We Blindly Accepting Preschool without Evidence?

Are We Blindly Accepting Preschool without Evidence?

Pre-K expansion is like having a hammer—with the consequence that every problem is then perceived as a nail.

Is Western Civilization ‘Superior’?

Is Western Civilization ‘Superior’?

Rep. Steve King made this claim last night, and it's generated a lot of controversy.

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