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Where did Nazi doctors learn their ethics?

Where did Nazi doctors learn their ethics?

They had plenty of ethics - just the wrong kind.

Free College Works--If You Want to Help the Rich

Free College Works--If You Want to Help the Rich

England ditched free college because it only increased inequities between rich and poor.

How May Day Went From a Religious Holiday to a Socialist One

How May Day Went From a Religious Holiday to a Socialist One

Communist countries have enshrined May Day as one of their most important holidays, often marked by elaborate workforce parades. 

What Princess Charlotte’s Portrait Teaches Us about Raising Adults

What Princess Charlotte’s Portrait Teaches Us about Raising Adults

The Royals have caught onto an idea that’s been completely overlooked by all of us commoners across the pond.

How J.R.R. Tolkien Responded to News of the Atomic Bomb

How J.R.R. Tolkien Responded to News of the Atomic Bomb

His response serves as a reminder of the dangers we currently face.  

This 1890 Australian Homework Book Puts Today’s Students to Shame

This 1890 Australian Homework Book Puts Today’s Students to Shame

Was the owner a "clever child," or were education standards much more rigorous a century ago?

Huffington Post Gets Duped By White Guy Posing as Feminist

Huffington Post Gets Duped By White Guy Posing as Feminist

On April 13, the Huffington Post published an editorial advocating stripping white men of voting rights. It went viral, but then things got weird.

On Syria and the Confusion of Consuming News in the Age of Trump

On Syria and the Confusion of Consuming News in the Age of Trump

In Syria's fog of war, the truth splinters into countless half-truths, conflicting conclusions and incomplete accounts.

Why an Epidemic of Lonely Children is Upon Us

Why an Epidemic of Lonely Children is Upon Us

The British counseling service, Childline, has recently reported an uptick in the number of lonely children. But why?

Mohammed Cartoon Publisher: The Definition of Tolerance has Changed

Mohammed Cartoon Publisher: The Definition of Tolerance has Changed

Is it possible that this is what is driving the chaos we are witnessing in society?

Are Rights Anything More Than Legal Conventions?

Are Rights Anything More Than Legal Conventions?

Philosophers have debated the nature of human rights since at least the 12th century, often under the name of ‘natural rights’.

Techniques of 19th-century fake news reporter teach us why we are suckers for it

Techniques of 19th-century fake news reporter teach us why we are suckers for it

By the 1850s, fake news was so widespread in Germany that it had become its own genre – the “unechte Korrespondenz.”

The High School Kids from Kansas Who Found the Female Schindler
Does Trump Have the Authority to Attack Syria?

Does Trump Have the Authority to Attack Syria?

Despite Trump’s past tweets that the U.S. should “stay the hell out of Syria,” he decided the U.S. should back up international law.

The Progressive Roots of Fascism

The Progressive Roots of Fascism

Popular wisdom holds that Fascism and Communism were diametrical opposites.  They weren't.

Should Schools Teach Students to Shoot?

Should Schools Teach Students to Shoot?

One school's experience suggests it wouldn't hurt.

The Truth About Spider Bites in Australia

The Truth About Spider Bites in Australia

Are they really likely to eat your flesh?

Is the West Worth Defending?

Is the West Worth Defending?

We should respond to the question of whether the West is worth defending by first asking this:  Which West are we being asked to defend?

One Simple Reason Boys are Failing

One Simple Reason Boys are Failing

The focus on girls causes us to overlook the ways in which boys are struggling.

Turkey on the Brink of Democide as Pivotal Referendum Looms

Turkey on the Brink of Democide as Pivotal Referendum Looms

Turkey's referendum presents a choice between parliamentary democracy and legally institutionalizing single-man rule.

Surgeons in Canada are Harvesting Organs from Euthanised Patients

Surgeons in Canada are Harvesting Organs from Euthanised Patients

University of Ottawa professor Jennifer A. Chandler pointed out that combining organ donation with euthanasia could be ethically problematic.

Feminist Author: Women Need to Stop Playing the Victim

Feminist Author: Women Need to Stop Playing the Victim

Feminist author Fay Weldon suggests that it is men, not women, who can now claim victimhood status.

FBI Agent Posing as Islamic Radical Was at the Scene of ISIS Terror Attack, 60 Minutes Reveals

FBI Agent Posing as Islamic Radical Was at the Scene of ISIS Terror Attack, 60 Minutes Reveals

The FBI declined to be interviewed by 60 Minutes, providing just a terse, one-sentence reply.

Fascism Has Left and Right Wing Roots

Fascism Has Left and Right Wing Roots

Fascism wasn't built just on hate. It also promised robust social welfare to people fearful of unbridled capitalism.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Islamists Won’t Thank Liberals for Being Nice or PC

Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Islamists Won’t Thank Liberals for Being Nice or PC

“Islamists want a Sharia compliant society,” Ayaan Hirsi Ali said. “Whoever is in their way is their enemy."

3 Things the U.S. Could Learn from Israel’s Education System

3 Things the U.S. Could Learn from Israel’s Education System

Despite its small size, Israel is a global leader in technology innovation. This success is attributed to three unique things.
 

THIS is why International Students Always Trounce Americans
Five Graphs That Will Change Your Mind About Poverty

Five Graphs That Will Change Your Mind About Poverty

Despite public perceptions to the contrary, extreme poverty has declined significantly, to the point where its end may actually be in sight.

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