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Hurricane Harvey Brings Out the Best in Americans

Hurricane Harvey Brings Out the Best in Americans

Remarkably, much of the major news media almost seems shocked by all the good Samaritan stories coming out of Houston and other communities in southeast Texas rocked by the storm.

Paul Krugman Discovers the Problem with Unbridled Presidential Power

Paul Krugman Discovers the Problem with Unbridled Presidential Power

New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is having second thoughts about presidential power.

Violence Can't Be Justified Because You Don't Like What Someone Says (Video)

Violence Can't Be Justified Because You Don't Like What Someone Says (Video)

There is almost always a peaceful and wiser alternative to violence.

 

Mark Lilla: My Students Are Consumed with Their Own Identities

Mark Lilla: My Students Are Consumed with Their Own Identities

The New Yorker recently had an extensive interview with Columbia University humanities professor Mark Lilla that was quite good. 

Antifa & Neo-Nazi Propaganda: Are you susceptible?

Antifa & Neo-Nazi Propaganda: Are you susceptible?

It’s worth digging into the psychology of people attracted to totalitarian ideology, though we might not like what we find. 

The Morality of Modern Education is Relativism

The Morality of Modern Education is Relativism

One consequence of this subjection of truth to selfishness is the rupture between modern education and traditional virtue.

The Battle against Temptation Is Worth It, Men

The Battle against Temptation Is Worth It, Men

“Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation…”

Militarization Makes Police More Violent

Militarization Makes Police More Violent

Researchers from Harvard, Stanford, Cincinnati, and Gardner-Webb concluded that the Pentagon’s 1033 weapons program made departments more likely to engage in deadly violence.

Trump is Smart to Insist a Military Option Against North Korea Remains on the Table

Trump is Smart to Insist a Military Option Against North Korea Remains on the Table

Nobody wants to see war on the Korean peninsula. But Trump is wise to insist North Korea's actions could precipitate a military response. 

Professors Implore Students: ‘Think for Yourselves’!

Professors Implore Students: ‘Think for Yourselves’!

There's a simple reason why students can't think for themselves.

Losing a Dad Changes the Biology of Children

Losing a Dad Changes the Biology of Children

New research shows that absent fathers can influence a child's DNA.

Houston: What Jack London Had to Say About Looters

Houston: What Jack London Had to Say About Looters

In thinking about looting in Houston after the hurricane, Jack London's "The Scarlet Plague" give us a brutal description of looters.

What Plato Teaches about Taylor Swift’s Music

What Plato Teaches about Taylor Swift’s Music

Are Taylor Swift, pop music, and the decline of rational discourse related?

Fake Hate is Now Happening on the Right, Too

Fake Hate is Now Happening on the Right, Too

Police say the man who claimed he was stabbed by Antifa for a bad haircut made up the whole story.

3 Back to School Thoughts from G.K. Chesterton

3 Back to School Thoughts from G.K. Chesterton

Are today’s schools, as organized, set up to exclude parents and teach dogmatic principles rather than the 3 Rs?

Did Medieval Medicine Ever Work?

Did Medieval Medicine Ever Work?

At a lecture given at the Library of Congress, medievalist and biologist Erin Connelly discussed the relevance of medieval medicine.

Antifa Attack Peaceful Demonstrators to Stop Hate at Berkeley

Antifa Attack Peaceful Demonstrators to Stop Hate at Berkeley

Violence erupted at Berkeley again, and at least 13 people were arrested.

You’re Stupid, So We Are Going to Take Away Your Freedom

You’re Stupid, So We Are Going to Take Away Your Freedom

Nanny state philosophy: Some people make bad choices, so everyone should be deprived of freedom.

Is a Lack of Hands-on Work Making Us Angry?

Is a Lack of Hands-on Work Making Us Angry?

Modern research and Ben Franklin both agree.

What if School Was More Like Summer Camp?

What if School Was More Like Summer Camp?

Some educators are challenging this divide between summer learning and fall schooling.

Charlie Chaplin Showed Us a Better Way to Deal With Nazis

Charlie Chaplin Showed Us a Better Way to Deal With Nazis

Charlie Chaplin responded to the mortal threat that the Nazis posed in a different way. 

Star Trek Taught Us How to Deal With Microaggressions

Star Trek Taught Us How to Deal With Microaggressions

Abraham Lincoln appeared on Star Trek once and accidently insulted Lt. Uhura. Watch the 30-second exchange. 

The Nursery School Where the Children are in Charge

The Nursery School Where the Children are in Charge

The Lord of the Flies for preschoolers?

What Did That Confederate Statue in Durham Stand For?

What Did That Confederate Statue in Durham Stand For?

Compared to the rioters who pulled down his effigy, that Confederate soldier atop the pedestal in Durham was a moral colossus.

Douglas Murray and ‘The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam’

Douglas Murray and ‘The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam’

A British author details the Europe's odd suicide in a new best-selling book.

Study Reveals How Parents May Help Children Weather the Culture Wars

Study Reveals How Parents May Help Children Weather the Culture Wars

Is it possible we would have avoided our current problems with violence and chaos if the parents of millennials had shunned permissive parenting?

Scottish NYU Student: U.S. Universities 'Stifling' and 'Dangerously Insular'

Scottish NYU Student: U.S. Universities 'Stifling' and 'Dangerously Insular'

Is pressure to conform on college campuses getting a little out of hand?

To Be A Happy Person, Understand Marginal Utility

To Be A Happy Person, Understand Marginal Utility

The girl says to the guy, “It’s not you; it’s me.” The guy thinks, I’ve heard that before; she doesn’t like me. But it turns out the girl is right.

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