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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.

Was Shakespeare Really a Nihilist?

Was Shakespeare Really a Nihilist?

In order to answer the question, we need to know the difference between what Shakespeare said and what Shakespeare wrote.

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?

Should Schools Be Teaching Public Speaking?

Should Schools Be Teaching Public Speaking?

Is it possible that the multiple protests on college campuses are an outgrowth from the lack of public speaking instruction in schools?

Why Big Media Got Trump and Brexit So Wrong

Why Big Media Got Trump and Brexit So Wrong

Big Media has become part of the political/celebrity bubble and tends to forget that journalism is meant to be an “outsider” activity.

How the Bible Won a WWI Battle

How the Bible Won a WWI Battle

A culturally literate person knows the Bible...

Students Reject Everyone-Gets-a-Trophy Mentality

Students Reject Everyone-Gets-a-Trophy Mentality

Is it possible that young people would both do and feel better about themselves if we quit trying to make everyone equal across the board?

5 Reasons Parents Want Homework to Disappear

5 Reasons Parents Want Homework to Disappear

Parents in Spain are planning homework strikes in November for some of these same reasons.

Politician Triggers Parenting Debate after Leaving Son ‘Home Alone’

Politician Triggers Parenting Debate after Leaving Son ‘Home Alone’

What is the appropriate age to leave a child home alone?

Is Diversity the New Noblesse Oblige?

Is Diversity the New Noblesse Oblige?

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

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.

Lost in translation: five common English phrases you may be using incorrectly

Lost in translation: five common English phrases you may be using incorrectly

Can we be said to be using a phrase incorrectly if it has assumed a new meaning by being repeatedly used in a certain way?

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.

The Absurdity of Political Correctness Has Reached New Heights
Why Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Call it ‘Marriage Equality’

Why Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Call it ‘Marriage Equality’

Cloudy and ambiguous language can be ethically perilous.

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."

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.

Why There Are No Kids' Menus in Italy
U.S. Kids Can't Compete Globally in Financial Knowledge

U.S. Kids Can't Compete Globally in Financial Knowledge

In the most recent PISA exam American students ranked between eight and 12 out of 18 countries, measuring below other developed nations like itself.

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.”

Are Women the Biggest Losers in the ‘Selfie Culture’?

Are Women the Biggest Losers in the ‘Selfie Culture’?

A recently published study revealed that young women have experienced an alarming uptick in self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and poor mental health.

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.

What France's Experience With Free College Can Teach Us

What France's Experience With Free College Can Teach Us

France got rid of the ‘elitist’ system of getting accepted to a university. How did it work out?

Apprenticeship-Trained Workers A Hot Ticket. But Why?

Apprenticeship-Trained Workers A Hot Ticket. But Why?

Perhaps it’s time we realize that those who opt for the less popular apprenticeship track may be the ones with the brains to foster true success.

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