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JFK’s Assassination Speech Has a Message America Needs to Hear

JFK’s Assassination Speech Has a Message America Needs to Hear

John F. Kennedy was killed before he could deliver the speech, but its words carry a message Americans need to hear.

Homeschool Kid Becomes Youngest in Canadian Parliament

Homeschool Kid Becomes Youngest in Canadian Parliament

Do we too often prevent young people from accomplishing great things at early ages when we consign them to institutionalized schooling?

A Possible Drawback to Letting Everybody Vote

A Possible Drawback to Letting Everybody Vote

According to a famous Russian thinker, it might not actually be a sign of "freedom and equality".

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization
3 Tips from Aristotle on Fighting Loneliness

3 Tips from Aristotle on Fighting Loneliness

Wisdom On Loving and Being Loved

Twitter Doesn’t Realize that Protecting Hate Speech Promotes Tolerance

Twitter Doesn’t Realize that Protecting Hate Speech Promotes Tolerance

Which is more dangerous: “Offensive” words or suppression of speech?

Sorites Paradox: When is a Heap of Sand No Longer a Heap?

Sorites Paradox: When is a Heap of Sand No Longer a Heap?

The logic puzzle can teach a lesson on the importance of using precise language.

UVA President Gets in Trouble for Quoting… Jefferson?

UVA President Gets in Trouble for Quoting… Jefferson?

I’m convinced our higher education system has lost just about every shred of common sense it had.

The Electoral College is Genius

The Electoral College is Genius

It is one of the Constitution’s accidentally great procedural features for deterring the concentration of political power.

Why Schools Should Teach Rational Discourse

Why Schools Should Teach Rational Discourse

We might see safe spaces disappear if we did...

Is Trump the New Constantine?

Is Trump the New Constantine?

Western civilisation is facing huge threats, from within and without. And apparently the one powerful emerging leader is no saint.


 

How the Bible Won a WWI Battle

How the Bible Won a WWI Battle

A culturally literate person knows the Bible...

Is Another Civil War Really Possible?

Is Another Civil War Really Possible?

Recent presidential elections have ignited talk of it. 

A 1791 Warning on Voter Fraud

A 1791 Warning on Voter Fraud

Does it really affect us if cheating occurs at the ballot box?

Not Sure How to Vote? Try John Adams’ Advice.

Not Sure How to Vote? Try John Adams’ Advice.

If more Americans followed his advice, perhaps we would experience a more informed and civil election season than the one we’re expecting.

Can You Name America’s First Presidents?

Can You Name America’s First Presidents?

Many college students can't even name Thomas Jefferson as one of them.

John Dewey and the Progressive Case for Homeschooling

John Dewey and the Progressive Case for Homeschooling

John Dewey wasn't exactly a proponent of homeschooling, but he could have been.

America Used to Elect its Presidents Way Differently

America Used to Elect its Presidents Way Differently

Once upon a time in America, it was considered vulgar to seek the nation’s highest office. But then things changed.

Students Want Prof Fired for Questioning 'Diversity'

Students Want Prof Fired for Questioning 'Diversity'

Some 60 students at Providence marched on the college president’s office in response to a scholar's essay critical of the politics of diversity.

Children Are Actually Getting Fatter on Summer Break
Is Diversity the New Noblesse Oblige?

Is Diversity the New Noblesse Oblige?

The idea of bestowing benefits to underprivileged classes goes way back. 

Three Cheers for the Industrial Revolution–and the Fossil Fuels that Drove it

Three Cheers for the Industrial Revolution–and the Fossil Fuels that Drove it

The Industrial Revolution, and the fossil fuels that powered it, contributed to the liberation of humankind.

Prof: Most Students Don’t Know Thomas Jefferson was President

Prof: Most Students Don’t Know Thomas Jefferson was President

Is it possible that the next generation is on the verge of accepting today’s political opinions as historical fact?

Why Our Culture is So Fascinated by Monsters

Why Our Culture is So Fascinated by Monsters

Fear is fashionable. Terror is trendy. Monsters are mainstream. Why?

Don’t Culturally Appropriate Halloween—It’s Mine

Don’t Culturally Appropriate Halloween—It’s Mine

Not just anyone is allowed to participate in Halloween.

The First Known Depiction of a Witch on a Broomstick

The First Known Depiction of a Witch on a Broomstick

The "broom was a symbol of female domesticity, yet the broom was also phallic, so riding on one was a symbol of female sexuality."

Do Americans Even Care about Freedom Anymore?

Do Americans Even Care about Freedom Anymore?

Think about the chief slogans for Campaign 2016, and then think back to the American founding. Something is missing.

Is it Time to Stop Running Our Schools Like Factories?

Is it Time to Stop Running Our Schools Like Factories?

Since the 19th century, the United States has adopted what is known as ‘the Prussian model.’

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