History

When Santa Claus was Replaced by Ded Moroz

When Santa Claus was Replaced by Ded Moroz

Once upon a time, in a far away land, Santa Claus gave way to Ded Moroz or “Old Man Frost.” 

Orwell on the Difference Between Patriotism and Nationalism

Orwell on the Difference Between Patriotism and Nationalism

The difference is relatively simple. But Orwell makes it clear that nationalism has nothing to do with nationhood. 

4 in 10 Completely Clueless on 1st Amendment

4 in 10 Completely Clueless on 1st Amendment

Leno: “What are the Bill of Rights?”

Man-on-the-Street: Uh… thou shalt not steal?

Washington Irving on the Problem with Christmas

Washington Irving on the Problem with Christmas

In 1820, he offered a critique on the problem of the modern Christmas. Does it sound familiar?

The Story Behind Charles Dickens' ‘A Christmas Carol’

The Story Behind Charles Dickens' ‘A Christmas Carol’

Originally he had intended to write a pamphlet called “An Appeal to the People of England, on Behalf of the Poor Man's Child.”

Did Beer Give Birth to Civilization?

Did Beer Give Birth to Civilization?

Compelling evidence suggests that the discovery of brewing led to farming in the prehistoric world. 

Teacher: Spoon-feeding Students Kills Creative Learning

Teacher: Spoon-feeding Students Kills Creative Learning

"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."

Separatism: Did Everyone Miss a Global Trend of a Different Kind?

Separatism: Did Everyone Miss a Global Trend of a Different Kind?

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 Evolution of King Arthur

The Evolution of King Arthur

The name Arthur first appears in the work of the 9th century Welsh historian Nennius, who lists twelve battles Arthur fought against invading Saxons.

C.S. Lewis’ ‘Lost’ Parable on the Meaning of Christmas
Professor: America’s Public Schools Have Always Been ‘Religious’

Professor: America’s Public Schools Have Always Been ‘Religious’

Prof. Charles Glenn shows that the creation of public schools was the triumph of one particular form of religion over others.

Is Eliminating Jobs Really ‘Progress’?

Is Eliminating Jobs Really ‘Progress’?

Amazon grocery stores will eliminate waiting in lines... and jobs.

Why Pearl Harbor Could Happen Again

Why Pearl Harbor Could Happen Again

December 7th marks the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. In reading through headlines, one concern keeps resurfacing.

The Historical Origin of 'Political Correctness'

The Historical Origin of 'Political Correctness'

A professor at Boston University recently touched on origins of the term ‘politically correct.’ And it's revealing.

Chesterton: In Defense of Eating that Christmas Turkey

Chesterton: In Defense of Eating that Christmas Turkey

The holiday season is here, and with it comes the dance to make sure nobody is offended.

Why Donald Trump Should Heed Plato on Foreign Policy

Why Donald Trump Should Heed Plato on Foreign Policy

Does the ancient Greek philosopher offer a new way forward? 

10 Lessons Marcus Aurelius Learned From His Father

10 Lessons Marcus Aurelius Learned From His Father

The last of Rome’s Five Great Emperors left a record of important life-lessons he learned from his adopted father. 

The Reason 3 in 4 Students Are Not Proficient in Civics
Secede and Decentralize: An Open Letter to Clinton Supporters

Secede and Decentralize: An Open Letter to Clinton Supporters

Would a decentralization movement actually result in more freedom and better government?

Hitler’s Religion: The Twisted Beliefs That Drove the Third Reich

Hitler’s Religion: The Twisted Beliefs That Drove the Third Reich

What if Hitler was neither Christian nor an atheist but still religious in his worldview?

Louisa May Alcott’s Insightful Advice for Young Women

Louisa May Alcott’s Insightful Advice for Young Women

Louisa May Alcott had some interesting views as a feminist.

It's Undeniable that Fidel Castro Made Cuba Poorer

It's Undeniable that Fidel Castro Made Cuba Poorer

Between 1949 and 1959, the per capita GDP in Cuba barely changed.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is now mostly about getting together as family, eating a big meal, and gearing up for the Christmas shopping.

Thanksgiving According to the Founding Fathers

Thanksgiving According to the Founding Fathers

5 quotes which go beyond gratitude for turkey and pie.

The Irony Everyone’s Missing in the Hamilton-Pence Controversy

The Irony Everyone’s Missing in the Hamilton-Pence Controversy

The left likes to characterize Trump as Hitler, but in actuality his campaign was largely based on the ideas of – wait for it – Alexander Hamilton.

3 Reasons We Don’t We Feel More Gratitude for Our Bounty

3 Reasons We Don’t We Feel More Gratitude for Our Bounty

How often do we overestimate our own contributions and underestimate the contributions of others?

Why Thanksgiving is on the Last Thursday in November

Why Thanksgiving is on the Last Thursday in November

President Lincoln did it during the Civil War. 

Yes, There Are Benefits to Studying Latin

Yes, There Are Benefits to Studying Latin

Maybe that's why it's enjoying a resurgence?

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