Nearly two thousand years ago, a well-known philosopher laid out the characteristics that make up a rational person.
Wise was he. (So spend five minutes on his couch.)
One consequence of this subjection of truth to selfishness is the rupture between modern education and traditional virtue.
The late G. A. Cohen, an iconic political philosopher of the left who taught at Oxford, offered a thoughtful defense of socialism.
Humility doesn’t mean thinking less of yourself. It means thinking of yourself less.
In November 1944, J.R.R. Tolkien described an ending to The Lord of the Rings that fans of his epic tale will find unfamiliar.
His response serves as a reminder of the dangers we currently face.
The reason that Tolkien’s greatest love story has been largely unknown is that it is little more than a footnote in 'The Lord of the Rings.'
A memorable vignette Pope Francis is fond of reciting is nowhere in the novel he claims it to be.
Frank Chodorov once described the income tax as the root of all evil. His target was not the tax itself, but the principle behind it.
Boys are not interested in getting in touch with themselves, and it is particularly off-putting when they are told that it is good for them.
A new study suggests that English courses are more influential in regard to future success than we once thought.
By the 1850s, fake news was so widespread in Germany that it had become its own genre – the “unechte Korrespondenz.”
Since when has it been weird to be polite?
It stems from ‘Paradise Lost,’ and there is a simple explanation as to why many identify with John Milton’s Satan.
Seventy-five truck drivers in Maine stand to win millions because of a missing Oxford comma in a legal clause.
Isaac Asimov’s laws are still mentioned as a template for guiding our development of robots.
We don’t see much of this kind of instruction in today’s schools.
Shouldn’t we be more concerned with putting knowledgeable teachers in a classroom than whether or not schools measure up on the diversity threshold?
"All the World's a Stage" - Shakespeare can teach us a deeper reason for this interrupted interview going viral.
Known for her sharp mind and tongue, Clare Boothe Luce was a formidable intellectual and politician who gave birth to a number of memorable quips.
Why do we think children prefer reading on screens versus paper?
Tolkien allows us to find ourselves in Middle-earth, seeing ourselves reflected in the characters and the lessons they teach us.
In removing the Bible from the classroom, did America cut off several generations from a main source of cultural literacy?
“It is neither allegorical nor topical,” Tolkien insists in the Foreword to the second edition of The Lord of the Rings.
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem wrote an op-ed about a “recent” triggering experience. She must have forgot she wrote about it a decade ago.
In 1950, the CIA established a headquarters in Paris and employed an army of operatives to recruit anti-Marxist intellectuals.
The decline of knowledge has progressed even more than we realize...