Literature

20 of Shakespeare’s Most Blistering Insults
C.S. Lewis Explains How Governments Create ‘Tame Human Animals’

C.S. Lewis Explains How Governments Create ‘Tame Human Animals’

A ‘freeborn mind’ results in a richer and happier life, Lewis argued. But he saw that vanishing in modern society.

Children Are Actually Getting Fatter on Summer Break
Ponyboy Was NOT Gay (Not that there is Anything Wrong with that!)

Ponyboy Was NOT Gay (Not that there is Anything Wrong with that!)

Author S.E. Hinton recently came under fire for saying characters in 'The Outsiders' weren’t written gay. 

Stephen King’s 6 Favorite Stephen King Movies

Stephen King’s 6 Favorite Stephen King Movies

And the celebrated movie he hated.

The First Known Depiction of a Witch on a Broomstick

The First Known Depiction of a Witch on a Broomstick

The "broom was a symbol of female domesticity, yet the broom was also phallic, so riding on one was a symbol of female sexuality."

A Culturally Literate Person Knows the Bible

A Culturally Literate Person Knows the Bible

A professor argues that it broadens our understanding of the present.

The Best Way to Teach Kids to Hate History? Rely Only on Textbooks

The Best Way to Teach Kids to Hate History? Rely Only on Textbooks

"Textbooks are so badly written. They're boring!"

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?

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."

Without Self-Education, the West Will Probably Die

Without Self-Education, the West Will Probably Die

We have a world of knowledge at our fingertips, and not many are partaking.

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.

Why Fairy Tales Are So Dangerous

Why Fairy Tales Are So Dangerous

A Christian writer's response to Richard Dawkins.

Are We Boring Students to Death?

Are We Boring Students to Death?

Is raising the bar instead of lowering it the key to getting more students to succeed in school?

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.

Is it Time We Got Serious about Teaching Logic?

Is it Time We Got Serious about Teaching Logic?

After the first presidential debate of 2016, CNN decided to see what the kids thought of the spectacle. The answer? Not much:

10 Things Alexander Hamilton Said He Wanted in a Wife
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?

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.  

Why Do So Many People Lack Compassion?

Why Do So Many People Lack Compassion?

And is it a blessing or a curse?

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?

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.

Intellectual Takeout Quiz: Key Dates in Western History

Intellectual Takeout Quiz: Key Dates in Western History

Do you recognize the most important dates and events in Western Civilization?

Study: Smart Kids Are Being Held Back

Study: Smart Kids Are Being Held Back

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University find hard evidence that millions are not being challenged in school.

Camus’ Touching Letter to Teacher After Receiving Nobel Prize

Camus’ Touching Letter to Teacher After Receiving Nobel Prize

'Without you, without the affectionate hand you extended to the small poor child that I was...none of this would have happened.'

Thomas Jefferson’s 10 Simple Rules for Successful Living

Thomas Jefferson’s 10 Simple Rules for Successful Living

They offer a lot more wisdom than today's platitudes.

Why the Liberal Arts (Sadly) Are Becoming Meaningless

Why the Liberal Arts (Sadly) Are Becoming Meaningless

There is a reason students are turning their backs on the Humanities. 

Are Schools Underestimating What Students Are Capable Of?

Are Schools Underestimating What Students Are Capable Of?

A surge in advanced placement courses suggests many students want to be challenged. 

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