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When the Father of Modern, American Education thought Soviet Schools were the Best Example

When the Father of Modern, American Education thought Soviet Schools were the Best Example

John Dewey had a lot of praise for communist education in Russia.

5 Famous Things Churchill DIDN'T Actually Say

5 Famous Things Churchill DIDN'T Actually Say

Winston Churchill is one of the most quotable of modern figures. As such, he’s also one of the most frequently misquoted people.

They’re Creating Dorms for Lonely Millennials

They’re Creating Dorms for Lonely Millennials

Because millennials don't know how to form associations?

17 Jaw-Dropping Ayn Rand Quotes
This 1897 Text Gives 3 Clues Why Today’s Students Can’t Write

This 1897 Text Gives 3 Clues Why Today’s Students Can’t Write

Would we see American writing ability increase if these three elements were restored to the classroom?

Did America Use to be Safer?

Did America Use to be Safer?

As a child, Peggy Noonan used to hitchhike with her aunt. And nobody killed them.

This 1918 Journal Entry Will Make You Thank a Veteran

This 1918 Journal Entry Will Make You Thank a Veteran

Because of our dislike for the horrors of war, it’s easy to dismiss and overlook the great sacrifices and heroism exhibited by our veterans.

Should the Welfare System Go Local?

Should the Welfare System Go Local?

Americans were warned long ago that such a complicated mess would result if the government became an “administrative system … to provide for the needs of the poor.” 

Marriage Advice from John Adams

Marriage Advice from John Adams

Although spoken in a bantering, almost scornful fashion, Adams’ words convey simple truths which are easy to overlook in a marriage.

5 Little Known Facts of Apprenticeship

5 Little Known Facts of Apprenticeship

Have we done ourselves a disservice in thinking that college is the only way to go?

Tradition! “Fiddler on the Roof” Gets it Wrong

Tradition! “Fiddler on the Roof” Gets it Wrong

At the risk of seeming the spoilsport, I must confess that I dislike Fiddler on the Roof.

6 Distressing Characteristics of the "Mass Man"

6 Distressing Characteristics of the "Mass Man"

Guardini claims that the modern world has given birth to a new sociological category: the “Mass Man.”

The Road to Serfdom: 15 Quotes

The Road to Serfdom: 15 Quotes

Hayek’s reflections are still profound. 

They Starved, We Bought Snickers

They Starved, We Bought Snickers

The settling of America is a wild story.

The Medieval Period was a Dark Age? Don't be Ignorant.

The Medieval Period was a Dark Age? Don't be Ignorant.

They accomplished far more than moderns like to remember. 

Intellectuals Didn't Oppose Nazism Because It Was 'Tedious'

Intellectuals Didn't Oppose Nazism Because It Was 'Tedious'

Sooner or later most people become tired of being indignant.

Was Hungary Right to Build a Wall?

Was Hungary Right to Build a Wall?

A little country says 'no' to Syrian migrants. 

Ben Franklin never forgot this conversation with his father...

Ben Franklin never forgot this conversation with his father...

The story according to Nathaniel Hawthorne.

14 Forceful Quotes from Teddy Roosevelt

14 Forceful Quotes from Teddy Roosevelt

In honor of our 26th president's birthday.

The Real Reason Why Rome Fell (and Why America Will Fall, Too)?

The Real Reason Why Rome Fell (and Why America Will Fall, Too)?

There are many theories behind the cause of Rome’s fall. However, I frequently come across this theory more than any others...

9 Timeless Quotes from Dostoevsky

9 Timeless Quotes from Dostoevsky

From the famous 19th-century Russian author. 

This 1848 Essay Perfectly Portrays the 2016 Election

This 1848 Essay Perfectly Portrays the 2016 Election

If we want sanity restored to U.S. elections, then perhaps we would be wise to follow this advice.

These John Paul II Quotes will Cause a Stir

These John Paul II Quotes will Cause a Stir

He covers socialism, the market, poverty, the environment, and the family. 

Viktor Frankl on Finding Meaning in Suffering

Viktor Frankl on Finding Meaning in Suffering

Learn from someone who survived Auschwitz. 

Africa Will Rule the World?

Africa Will Rule the World?

UN: By 2100, Africa will be home to almost half the world’s children under 18

Welcome to the Draft, Ladies

Welcome to the Draft, Ladies

Now that equality sweeps the military, women will likely be drafted too.

10 Thought-Provoking Things Einstein Actually Said

10 Thought-Provoking Things Einstein Actually Said

Many quotes have been misattributed to Einstein in an attempt to give them authority. These are 10 he actually uttered. 

13 Quotes from Cicero

13 Quotes from Cicero

2,000-year-old wisdom still applies today.

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