Statistics show that nearly three out of four high school seniors are unable to attain proficiency in writing.
The first French edition of “Mein Kampf” was published in 1934 by an eccentric, right-wing publisher named Fernand Sorlot.
An insight from his 1945 essay "Politics and the English Language".
The head of a prominent reading organization just bashed classic stories... is she misguided?
Quiz time! How well do you know your literary classics?
It’s no surprise that today’s schools aren’t teaching these things.
The best and clearest way that I can exemplify the harmful effects of distraction-addiction is to recall my experience in prison.
From the recently deceased Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor.
Emerson's odd philosophy of self-reliance can be better understood in its proper context.
Can you get all 16 questions right?
The Ancient Greeks had many heroes in their stories. Which hero are you?
Calvin Coolidge had something to say on that topic.
He was a wise man.
Prove how well-read you are by naming these books based on a one-sentence summary!
Despite the potential for limited understanding, the school started teaching and performing Shakespeare and the effects were remarkable.
Ideas have consequences, Shakespeare reminds us, and bad ideas have bad consequences.
The new film 'Lady Susan' reveals the grapple for power and money in the 19th-century marriage market.
The claim is a persistent one. Is there anything to it?
18% of college instructors rated their first-year students as well-prepared in the area of “distinguishing among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment.”
Is the biggest defect of today’s education system the fact that we have failed to teach children to learn and think for themselves?
With only 27% writing proficiency, perhaps today’s students would be wise to take Lewis’ advice to little Joan to heart.
The course is designed to ‘expose students to the nature of hate in American life...'
If Americans aren’t informing their minds by reading, should we be surprised when we get the candidates, laws, and culture that we do?
Buckley apparently was perturbed that Schlesinger didn't want to appear on Firing Line.
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”
Double agent Juan Pujol García fooled Hitler in one of the great ruses of history.
A theory from 1899 on why they can't.
Are Shakespeare, Chaucer and company too white, male, and heterosexual for Yale’s student body?