Culture

Do More Americans Need to Get Outdoors?

Do More Americans Need to Get Outdoors?

Is it possible that our shift away from a nature-filled lifestyle is hurting us more than we realize?

They’re Creating Dorms for Lonely Millennials

They’re Creating Dorms for Lonely Millennials

Because millennials don't know how to form associations?

Equity: Just another name for Marxism?

Equity: Just another name for Marxism?

It’s a question that should be asked.

This 1897 Text Gives 3 Clues Why Today’s Students Can’t Write

This 1897 Text Gives 3 Clues Why Today’s Students Can’t Write

Would we see American writing ability increase if these three elements were restored to the classroom?

Chores are Becoming Tourist Attractions

Chores are Becoming Tourist Attractions

An article in The Atlantic yesterday asks, "Why has apple picking become a tourist attraction?"

Should the Welfare System Go Local?

Should the Welfare System Go Local?

Americans were warned long ago that such a complicated mess would result if the government became an “administrative system … to provide for the needs of the poor.” 

Is a Two-Parent Income Worth It?

Is a Two-Parent Income Worth It?

Society has made many mothers feel that they have to join the workforce in order have a nice home, the latest cars, impressive vacations, and regular restaurant meals and movie nights.

Marriage Advice from John Adams

Marriage Advice from John Adams

Although spoken in a bantering, almost scornful fashion, Adams’ words convey simple truths which are easy to overlook in a marriage.

Christopher Lasch’s 9 Characteristics of the “New Narcissist”

Christopher Lasch’s 9 Characteristics of the “New Narcissist”

Many often wonder what Lasch means by his term "Culture of Narcissism"...

You Can't Buy Simplicity

You Can't Buy Simplicity

Today’s simplicity movements are ostensibly a reaction against materialism. However, they can easily slip into materialism themselves.

Tradition! “Fiddler on the Roof” Gets it Wrong

Tradition! “Fiddler on the Roof” Gets it Wrong

At the risk of seeming the spoilsport, I must confess that I dislike Fiddler on the Roof.

15 Thoughts from the Father of Modern Propaganda

15 Thoughts from the Father of Modern Propaganda

Edward Bernays was surprisingly transparent when sharing his perspective.

14 Nuggets of Wisdom from Wendell Berry

14 Nuggets of Wisdom from Wendell Berry

From the poet-farmer.

Why Rachel Dolezal Doesn't Matter, But Should

Why Rachel Dolezal Doesn't Matter, But Should

Some transgender advocates seem guilty of a philosophical inconsistency.

10 Tips for Being a Better Conversationalist

10 Tips for Being a Better Conversationalist

How can we revive the art of conversation?

The Homogenization of America

The Homogenization of America

One of the underlying drivers for the homogenization of America has been the rise of relativism.

War of the Worlds: How the Media “Creates” News

War of the Worlds: How the Media “Creates” News

A sobering reminder to those of us living in a media-saturated age.

Preschoolers Increasingly Using Tablets without Supervision

Preschoolers Increasingly Using Tablets without Supervision

The heads of many tech companies exercise a lot of oversight of their children’s use of electronics. Should other parents do the same?

Russell Brand: Porn is Bad

Russell Brand: Porn is Bad

Yeah, we were confused too. 

This 1960s Greek Village Was Cut Off from the Modern World

This 1960s Greek Village Was Cut Off from the Modern World

Here's what life looked like there.

The Medieval Period was a Dark Age? Don't be Ignorant.

The Medieval Period was a Dark Age? Don't be Ignorant.

They accomplished far more than moderns like to remember. 

We're All Narcissus Now

We're All Narcissus Now

Mirrors and smartphones, self-love to death.  

Was Hungary Right to Build a Wall?

Was Hungary Right to Build a Wall?

A little country says 'no' to Syrian migrants. 

11 Sobering Quotes from Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn

11 Sobering Quotes from Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn

From the great Russian novelist (1918-2008).

Ben Franklin never forgot this conversation with his father...

Ben Franklin never forgot this conversation with his father...

The story according to Nathaniel Hawthorne.

This Feminist is SO NOT a Caitlyn Jenner Fan

This Feminist is SO NOT a Caitlyn Jenner Fan

When one PC agenda collides with another, this is what it looks like.

Good job, REI!

Good job, REI!

Some folks are getting paid for taking Black Friday off.

Really, Mr. President?

Really, Mr. President?

When only 22% of Black students are reading at grade level, you shouldn’t be sending congratulations.

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