A Michigan man's ticketing for warming up his car on a frigid day brings to mind something Bertrand Russell wrote on "petty power."
President Obama said goodbye to the nation last night. Did his speech measure up?
Would Paine equate today's politicians with King George?
In a state devoted to upholding the principle of equality – as a democracy does – chance is the proper and only foundation of authority.
Would we see a change for the better in the nation’s schools if education was placed back in the hands of local communities?
This thesis was common in the ancient world.
We waste a lot of time trying to plow through books without a clear purpose.
Pushing everyone toward college can only lead to disillusionment and lost opportunities for both the student and society at large.
School has nothing to do with freedom.
Even though many indicators look amazing today, if history is any guide, we are due for another economic downturn.
Thomas Jefferson recognized the value of making a list of goals to strive after.
Rudyard Kipling’s outspoken views on the foreign and domestic policies of his day guaranteed him some powerful enemies.
A few interesting discoveries you may have missed this year.
Looking forward to a great 2017 of rational and reasoned discourse with you, our wonderful audience!
Ivy League students removed a hallway portrait of William Shakespeare (too white) and replaced it with a photo of black lesbian activist.
At Intellectual Takeout, we are thankful for the opportunities we had to discuss the ideas and issues of society with our audience in 2016.
Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th U.S. president, was more than the man behind the Panama Canal and the inspiration for the teddy bear.
It's not a hoax.
A 400-year-old lesson in realpolitik.
A former teacher offers a reason which we rarely hear.
His belief in the unity of the cosmos had far-reaching implications for understanding humanity.
Guns give women greater power.
The lessons are timeless.
Literacy and basic mathematical skills were nearly universal in America before the creation of our current system.
While working as a journalist during the Second World War, Orwell penned a review of Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
'I too have decided, after investigating everything accurately anew, to write it down...'
Nearly 40 percent of young Americans lived with their parents or other relatives in 2015, the highest percentage since 1940.
FDR and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow each offered hope from a surprising source in the midst of national despair.