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.
In the early 20th century, the US, with its vigorous and creative legal culture, led the world in racist lawmaking.
The appropriateness of the Electoral College should be seen in light of what our form of government is supposed to be - a democratic republic.
Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was assassinated in Ankara on Monday evening.
A true intellectual would never correct someone’s grammar on social media.
Once upon a time, in a far away land, Santa Claus gave way to Ded Moroz or “Old Man Frost.”
The difference is relatively simple. But Orwell makes it clear that nationalism has nothing to do with nationhood.
Leno: “What are the Bill of Rights?”
Man-on-the-Street: Uh… thou shalt not steal?
In 1820, he offered a critique on the problem of the modern Christmas. Does it sound familiar?
Originally he had intended to write a pamphlet called “An Appeal to the People of England, on Behalf of the Poor Man's Child.”
Compelling evidence suggests that the discovery of brewing led to farming in the prehistoric world.
"No longer were the students expected to enter the kitchen; rather they chose from a menu and expected it to be served up ready-cooked."
Is it possible the building block of the modern world was crumbling beneath our feet when we thought a new global order was taking shape?
The name Arthur first appears in the work of the 9th century Welsh historian Nennius, who lists twelve battles Arthur fought against invading Saxons.
Are we hypocritical for celebrating Christmas?