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Would Mutual Aid Societies Revive Healthcare AND Community?

Would Mutual Aid Societies Revive Healthcare AND Community?

Interest in mutual aid societies is experiencing a revival in the U.S.
 

How the Clock Changed the World

How the Clock Changed the World

According to historian and philosopher Lewis Mumford, it’s really the invention of the mechanical clock that changed everything.

Does the printed word still have power?

Does the printed word still have power?

We live in a world of pictures and memes.

Are Schools Rediscovering the Need for Philosophy Curriculum?

Are Schools Rediscovering the Need for Philosophy Curriculum?

“The life of the mind grows upon ideas”

Ignored: Poor Whites

Ignored: Poor Whites

The numbers are staggering.

Why is it always Canada?

Why is it always Canada?

People reveal a lot about their biases by where they choose to go if Trump wins.

Americans Don’t Read… and That’s Affecting Our Elections

Americans Don’t Read… and That’s Affecting Our Elections

"How can any Man judge, unless his Mind has been opened and enlarged by Reading?" - John Adams

Should you retreat from the public square?

Should you retreat from the public square?

More and more people are opting out of civic engagement. It's a big mistake.

A Historian's Disturbing Take on Why a Civilization Breaks Down

A Historian's Disturbing Take on Why a Civilization Breaks Down

This one might hit close to home... 

61% of Americans believe Immigration Jeopardizes the Country?

61% of Americans believe Immigration Jeopardizes the Country?

That’s what Bloomberg is reporting.  

School Curriculum According to Ben Franklin

School Curriculum According to Ben Franklin

Would today’s students be better equipped for life if today’s schools implemented Franklin’s education plan?

What Selfies and Jane Eyre Have in Common

What Selfies and Jane Eyre Have in Common

Before the selfie came the emphasis on the self... 

The Key to a Healthy, Happy Life is…

The Key to a Healthy, Happy Life is…

It's something with which John and Abigail Adams had great experience.

Jimmy Kimmel, George Washington, and Unhappiness in the U.S.

Jimmy Kimmel, George Washington, and Unhappiness in the U.S.

...And we wonder why there's so much unrest and discontent in the U.S.

It Shouldn't Matter Who the President Is
No, slavery didn’t build America.

No, slavery didn’t build America.

It’s a popular narrative, but history doesn’t support it. 

Education as if Truth Mattered

Education as if Truth Mattered

Great men write great books because of the Great Books that they’ve read.

Economics Education is Returning to Schools

Economics Education is Returning to Schools

Some American schools are recognizing students’ financial literacy problem and are setting out to remedy it.

Why Knowing the Past is Important

Why Knowing the Past is Important

Only 12% of high school seniors are considered proficient in U.S. History by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. 

Is the Supreme Court Today More Powerful Than the Founders Intended?

Is the Supreme Court Today More Powerful Than the Founders Intended?

The Supreme Court wasn’t always the political power house that we know it today.

The Average American Today Is Richer than John D. Rockefeller
Whatever Happened to Noblesse Oblige?

Whatever Happened to Noblesse Oblige?

Like the aristocrats in Downton Abbey, Hampy lived out the principle of noblesse oblige....

One Reason a Border Wall makes some People Uncomfortable

One Reason a Border Wall makes some People Uncomfortable

A wall has a purpose which ultimately strikes at the heart of our modern, cultural orthodoxies.

Wow… Only 28% of Parents Require Their Children to do Chores

Wow… Only 28% of Parents Require Their Children to do Chores

Are parents missing a great chance to give their children a successful start in life?

Why It’s Bad for a Society to Do Away with Shame

Why It’s Bad for a Society to Do Away with Shame

C.S. Lewis offers some insight.

George Washington’s Secret to Successful Government

George Washington’s Secret to Successful Government

As we continue on the elusive quest for an ideal 45th president, perhaps we would benefit from examining the first: George Washington.

Harper Lee on ‘Equality’

Harper Lee on ‘Equality’

4 surprising quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird.

Can a Christian build a wall?

Can a Christian build a wall?

The Pope made a statement he might want to walk back. 

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