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Did LBJ Say, ‘I’ll have those n*ggers voting Democratic for 200 years’?

Did LBJ Say, ‘I’ll have those n*ggers voting Democratic for 200 years’?

There are lots of memes out there saying he did. But does the quote hold up under scrutiny?

Why Lepanto Still Matters

Why Lepanto Still Matters

Today marks the 445th anniversary of Christendom’s pivotal victory over the Ottoman Empire.

The Crazy Story of How Vladimir Putin Joined the KGB

The Crazy Story of How Vladimir Putin Joined the KGB

In ninth grade, a young Vladimir Putin walked to the local KGB office and asked how he could join.

Professor: 'Me Generation' Not Doing Chores (And Why That's Bad)

Professor: 'Me Generation' Not Doing Chores (And Why That's Bad)

Today, children are perceived as emotional assets whose primary purpose is being loved. As a result, we are facing a “me, me, me epidemic.”

Is it Time to Throw Out Both Democrats and Republicans?

Is it Time to Throw Out Both Democrats and Republicans?

“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader," John Adams once said.

Psychologist: Stop Catering to Kids’ Emotional Whims

Psychologist: Stop Catering to Kids’ Emotional Whims

The best way “to raise emotional tyrants” is to “feed the beast.”

How Your Name Can Predict How You’ll Vote
10 Things Alexander Hamilton Said He Wanted in a Wife
Before Indiana Jones came Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron

Before Indiana Jones came Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron

The image of the Orientalist-hero that he pioneered not only endured but grew into a celebrated and symbolic archetype of Western culture.

Our IQs Are Shrinking (A Lot), Study Finds

Our IQs Are Shrinking (A Lot), Study Finds

A study found that IQs in Western nations have dropped more than one point per decade since the Victorian Era.

Aristotle’s Tips for Voting in the 2016 Election

Aristotle’s Tips for Voting in the 2016 Election

All candidates should be put to this ancient 3-prong test.

Professor: Our ‘Inventory of Knowledge’ is Being Lost

Professor: Our ‘Inventory of Knowledge’ is Being Lost

Has throwing out history, memorization, and difficult books crippled students by not giving them the tools upon which they can build their thoughts?

Professor: Today’s Students Can’t Even Crack an Egg

Professor: Today’s Students Can’t Even Crack an Egg

Is the decline of basic skills knowledge driving the stagnation in schools?

Students are Clueless about the Holocaust

Students are Clueless about the Holocaust

A man-on-the-street video shows just how bad this cluelessness is.

Student Officially Changes Personal Pronoun to ‘His Majesty’

Student Officially Changes Personal Pronoun to ‘His Majesty’

"‘I henceforth shall be referred to as: 'His Majesty, Grant Strobl.'"

Plutarch’s 3 Tips for Choosing a School

Plutarch’s 3 Tips for Choosing a School

Simple wisdom that's relevant for our time.

How Coffee Drinking Helped Advance Women's Rights

How Coffee Drinking Helped Advance Women's Rights

The coffee house was one of the earliest public institutions in Europe, but women weren't always welcome.

Prof: Kids are Not Learning Anything

Prof: Kids are Not Learning Anything

British professor Dennis Hayes believes that there is one thing that can transform education.
 

15 Frederick Douglass Quotes Worth Reading

15 Frederick Douglass Quotes Worth Reading

Wisdom from one of America's greatest orators and writers, who rose from the shackles of slavery.

How Emotionalism is Slowly Replacing Rationalism

How Emotionalism is Slowly Replacing Rationalism

Jane Austen's Marianne Dashwood is a perfect example of today's society, whose every action seems to hinge on an emotional outbreak.  

The Reason America Fell in Love With Zombies Again

The Reason America Fell in Love With Zombies Again

A look back in history at apocalyptic literature reveals some of the same trends that have made zombie apocalypses so popular today.

Thomas Jefferson’s 3 Tips for the Presidential Debate

Thomas Jefferson’s 3 Tips for the Presidential Debate

Hillary and The Donald aren't the only ones who stand to benefit from these tips.

How Rome Described Their Barbarians

How Rome Described Their Barbarians

A famous description of barbarians suggests modern parallels.

Top 10 High School Books: 1900 vs. 1990

Top 10 High School Books: 1900 vs. 1990

Should these comparisons cause us to reconsider the books today's high school students read?

Did the Ancient Greeks Believe in Freedom?

Did the Ancient Greeks Believe in Freedom?

Would the Ancient Greeks have understood our modern conception of man as a free, autonomous agent who chooses his own ends?

What the New Pagans and Christians Have in Common

What the New Pagans and Christians Have in Common

Today is the Fall Equinox, which is being welcomed by some throwback pagan celebrations.

The ‘Sick’ Reason Students Are Reading Less and Less

The ‘Sick’ Reason Students Are Reading Less and Less

A 9th grade teacher polled his class and found this answer.

Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious

Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious

Scientific dogma, as well as religious dogma, presented challenges to Galileo's theory.

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