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Being Moral Means You Can Never Do Enough

Being Moral Means You Can Never Do Enough

Philosophers refer to versions of this concern as the ‘demandingness objection’. Its advocates claim that a moral theory that would ask so much.

What’s Wrong with Civics Education Today (When It Actually Happens)

What’s Wrong with Civics Education Today (When It Actually Happens)

John King is advocating for more civics education. But are his reasons for it flawed?

We the People Don't Need a President's Plan

We the People Don't Need a President's Plan

"When we no longer believe we need a president’s plan, candidates will stop offering them."

C.S. Lewis: 3 Reasons Why Students Should Read Old Books

C.S. Lewis: 3 Reasons Why Students Should Read Old Books

"We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistakes of our own period. And that means the old books."

Americans are Embracing Bad Government Because They Don’t Know History

Americans are Embracing Bad Government Because They Don’t Know History

Amazing what propaganda combined with a lack of knowledge can do...

When Virtue Becomes a Death Warrant

When Virtue Becomes a Death Warrant

Tacitus said it was a mark of a decadent society - have we reached that?

Is the UN Sweeping Israel’s History Under the Rug?

Is the UN Sweeping Israel’s History Under the Rug?

Israel and the UN have not been what one could call “chummy” in recent history. And they’re not likely to grow any closer after today, either.

Holocaust Survivor Warns How Societies Make Monsters

Holocaust Survivor Warns How Societies Make Monsters

"When we present man as an automaton of reflexes, as a mind-machine... we feed the nihilism to which modern man is, in any case, prone."

Did Alexander Hamilton Have a Love Affair With John Laurens?

Did Alexander Hamilton Have a Love Affair With John Laurens?

John Laurens, a young colonial officer from South Carolina, shared many letters of affection with Hamilton.

Princeton Prof: Why it’s Dangerous to Overlook the Past

Princeton Prof: Why it’s Dangerous to Overlook the Past

“I know that there are people who tell us contemptuously that always there are croakers who look always to the past...."

The Genius of Byzantium: Reflections on a Forgotten Empire

The Genius of Byzantium: Reflections on a Forgotten Empire

Everywhere Western man longs for Constantinople and nowhere has he any idea how to find her. 

More Walls Being Built Than at Any Time in Modern History

More Walls Being Built Than at Any Time in Modern History

Donald Trump’s call for a wall on America’s southern border is part of a global trend.

Trump or Hillary? Noah Webster Weighs In.

Trump or Hillary? Noah Webster Weighs In.

I have a problem. I don’t know whom to vote for this year.

What America’s First Student-Led Rebellion Looked Like

What America’s First Student-Led Rebellion Looked Like

It was highly effective—and looked nothing like today’s campus protests.

Were Native Americans the First Conservationists?

Were Native Americans the First Conservationists?

The impression that American Indians were guided by a unique environmental ethic goes way back. But is it accurate?

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?

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