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The Virtues of Learning to Sew

The Virtues of Learning to Sew

I want to keep my kids connected to their past, and I find a great way to do this is passing on the sewing skills my grandmothers taught me.

Legislation Would Reintroduce the Bible to Public Schools

Legislation Would Reintroduce the Bible to Public Schools

In removing the Bible from the classroom, did America cut off several generations from a main source of cultural literacy?

How Historical Illiteracy Fuels Political Polarization

How Historical Illiteracy Fuels Political Polarization

Greater knowledge of the past would help improve America’s public discourse.

E.B. White’s Touching Letter to Man Who Lost Hope in Humanity

E.B. White’s Touching Letter to Man Who Lost Hope in Humanity

On March 30, 1973, the 'Charlotte's Web' author wrote a beautiful note to a dispirited man who had last all faith in humanity.

Feminine Beauty that Endures the Ages

Feminine Beauty that Endures the Ages

How Audrey Hepburn differs from modern celebrities.

Lincoln’s Suicide Note

Lincoln’s Suicide Note

Abraham Lincoln’s depression is well chronicled. His essay on suicide is less known.

Does America Still Believe in its Own Ideas?

Does America Still Believe in its Own Ideas?

"There was a time when the West knew what it was about. It did so because it thought about itself—often in freshman Western Civ classes."

How Long Does it Take to Form Good Habits?

How Long Does it Take to Form Good Habits?

Aristotle said rituals define who we are. But a recent study shows new habits are not easily formed.

Food Stamps and Soda Pop: A Bureaucratic Mess?

Food Stamps and Soda Pop: A Bureaucratic Mess?

Should welfare recipients be able to buy unhealthy foods like soda and sweets on the government’s dime?

‘Jane Roe’ Made Abortion Legal. Then a Minister Changed her Heart.

‘Jane Roe’ Made Abortion Legal. Then a Minister Changed her Heart.

She founded ‘Roe No More’ two decades ago to expose abortion lies.

Can the Last Really be First?

Can the Last Really be First?

What did Jesus of Nazareth mean when he said “the last shall be first, and the first last”?

Did Dickens Foretell the Modern Women’s Movement?

Did Dickens Foretell the Modern Women’s Movement?

Will failure to ground our grievances in rational and logical discourse lead us down the path of the French Revolution? 

5 Things Donald Trump could learn from Lincoln

5 Things Donald Trump could learn from Lincoln

If Trump wants a reset that will help him – and the country – succeed, there is no better guide than America's 16th president.

Presidents Day: How We Got Such a Lame Holiday

Presidents Day: How We Got Such a Lame Holiday

When Nixon signed a law in 1971, the day was still officially known as “Washington's Birthday,” but the shift to Presidents Day didn't take long.

8 Reasons You Should NOT Read Great Books

8 Reasons You Should NOT Read Great Books

This professor's list may or may not soothe your book-illiterate conscience...

College Illiteracy is Growing

College Illiteracy is Growing

Nearly half of professors say students are not prepared for college.

Historical Correctness is Worse Than Political Correctness

Historical Correctness is Worse Than Political Correctness

Playing gotcha with figures of the past is a dangerous game.

Students in Turkey Value Free Speech Way More than American Students

Students in Turkey Value Free Speech Way More than American Students

Why do young people embrace rights not specifically spelled out in the Constitution, but reject the one to which they are given free recourse?  

Wisconsin Students Demand Free Tuition for Blacks

Wisconsin Students Demand Free Tuition for Blacks

A student association is demanding free tuition for any students with black skin regardless of whether or not their ancestors were slaves.

We're All ‘Snowflakes’ Now

We're All ‘Snowflakes’ Now

Part of me wonders if we might be overreacting to name-calling and insults in today’s society.

Karl Marx Was a Pretty Bad Person

Karl Marx Was a Pretty Bad Person

Marx become an advocate of mass murder and dictatorship in place of liberal democracy and social peace.

‘Native American’: The Surprising Source of the Term

‘Native American’: The Surprising Source of the Term

'Who are the [real] Native Americans? Do they not wear the breechclout and carry the tomahawk? ' 

Nietzsche Wrote Love Poems (And They Are Just What You'd Expect)

Nietzsche Wrote Love Poems (And They Are Just What You'd Expect)

Nietzsche wrote so much about love in 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' that it could be renamed 'Thus Spoke Romeo.'

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.

Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince’: A Handbook for Totalitarians or a Guide for Thwarting Tyrants?

Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince’: A Handbook for Totalitarians or a Guide for Thwarting Tyrants?

By revealing the cruel intentions of would-be oppressors, The Prince unlocks the secret to overthrowing a tyrannical leader.

Tennessee Admits One Third of High School Grads Didn’t Complete Their Coursework

Tennessee Admits One Third of High School Grads Didn’t Complete Their Coursework

Such a discovery is alarming, but it’s even more disturbing to hear where these deficiencies occur, namely, history and foreign language....

Slavoj Zizek: Don't Mock Trump, Propose an Actual Vision

Slavoj Zizek: Don't Mock Trump, Propose an Actual Vision

Slavoj Zizek issued a stern warning about the potential consequences of their “mocking” of Trump without offering a positive vision.

Jacques Barzun Observations on Culture and Decline

Jacques Barzun Observations on Culture and Decline

Reflections from one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century.

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