An important lesson for many Americans today.
The downside? It could be a sign of primitive (and cynical) thinking inherited from early homo sapiens.
In a digital world, it's easy to forget how important it is to read to our children.
Yes, but one will not find that elusive knowledge by looking in a mirror.
In recent years, America’s schools have attempted to train teachers of the highest quality.
In comparison to the rational debate fostered by Franklin and his fellows, is our debate all too often irrational?
Evidence suggests the Arthurian legend was inspired by the tomb of a reformed Tuscan knight.
Three ways adults, parents, and teachers can guide the reading habits of young people.
"...it has been my nightmare that J.R.R. Tolkien would turn out to be the most influential writer of the twentieth century."
"We may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when I’m as good as you has fully had its way."
For many parents, the most traumatic family battles are fought at the very place which should be a place of harmony and connection: the dinner table.
1. Make sure you put a television set and a computer in every room. (Don’t forget the kitchen!)
Is there a way to give children rights without raising them to be ill-behaved little terrors?
Do we have a lot more "geniuses" in this country than we realize?
According to Tolstoy, death no longer has meaning for civilized man.
Have we come to believe that manners are bonds of affliction, rather than affection?
Collodi’s stories made those of the Brothers Grimm look Pollyannaish
"The symptoms were obvious. I cajoled. French parents did not cajole. I wheedled. French parents definitely did not wheedle."
For almost as long as I have had the privilege of reading, I have read dystopian literature.
Has the tendency toward an easier reading diet both in school and in everyday life dulled many people’s ability to process and understand important concepts?
By avoiding difficult texts in our colleges and universities, have we tossed out the opportunities to create many real “geniuses”?
The culture of coddling and protection which we have built is the culprit.
100 years ago, G.K. Chesterton wrote about the dangers of the press.
Take note, these 5 lessons still apply to us today.
Today the education system and news media fail to awaken this power of reasoning in most.
Aldous Huxley penned a letter to George Orwell in 1949 praising '1984,' but he let it be known which book he believed was more prophetic.
Some books need to be read, and reread, and reread ...
The Sage of Monticello read much more than treatises on government.