Literature

Literature

 

Why Do So Many People Lack Compassion?

And is it a blessing or a curse?

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

A 9th grade teacher polled his class and found this answer.

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

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

'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

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

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?

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

Why Modern Education is Doomed to Die

The relativism among those who teach the humanities places a cognitive abyss between the subjects being taught and the people teaching them.

Pew: 1 in 4 Americans Didn’t Read a Book Last Year

If Americans continue to avoid reading, will our nation be filled with people ill-equipped and unprepared to lead the next generation?

Stop Dumbing Down Books for Teens

Stop Dumbing Down Books for Teens

If they can't be challenged by reading, how are they supposed to tackle tough questions in life? 

Can You Pass This Expansive Classics Quiz And Prove Your Mastery Of Literature?

From Homer to Tolkien, test your knowledge on literary classics new and old!

9th Grade Reading Lists: 1922 vs. Today

Have you ever thought that high school graduates today… well, just don’t seem to know or understand as much as they once did?

UK Report: One in Four Adults 'Struggle to Read Bus Timetable'

A new government report reveals that literacy and numeracy are plummeting in the land that gave us Shakespeare, Milton, and Austen.

A Recommended Reading List – from C.S. Lewis

A reading program for those interested in preserving Western tradition.

What Makes a Sentence a Masterpiece?

Is it simplicity or style?

How Dostoevsky predicted Trump's America

The writer warned about the destructive force of demagoguery and unchecked rhetoric.

Are We Pushing Kids to Read Too Early?

Giving children time to explore and learn to read on their own timetable may set them on a path to greater understanding and maturity.

Why the Hell Do People Read Celebrity Self-Help Books?

If you're seeking self improvement, there might be better places to look than Lindsay Lohan's new book.  

Children Should be Encouraged to Read Fantasy Fiction

Fantasy fiction is often pooh-poohed by academics and intellectuals, but it can whet the appetite for learning.

Fail U.: The False Promise of Higher Education

Charles Sykes, a senior fellow at the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute,  says institutions of higher learning are coming apart.

Princeton HR Scrubs Word ‘Man’ From Lexicon

A four-page memo shows how the college aims to create a more inclusive environment.

Montaigne’s Tip on How to Read Books Effectively

The French thinker encountered difficulties while reading, too.

Has Common Core Made Writing Worse?

Jay Mathews asserts that today’s Common Core writing standards bore students and discourage writing, and insists we must choose another way.

'Romeo and Juliet' is not a Romance

We read this tragedy through the emotion-obsessed eyes of Romanticism, a movement that did not emerge until 200 years after the play was written. 

What happened when a Muslim student went to Cambridge in 1816

Mirza Salih was invited to Cambridge to help translate the Bible into Persian.

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