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Students are Clueless about the Holocaust

Students are Clueless about the Holocaust

A man-on-the-street video shows just how bad this cluelessness is.

Student Officially Changes Personal Pronoun to ‘His Majesty’

Student Officially Changes Personal Pronoun to ‘His Majesty’

"‘I henceforth shall be referred to as: 'His Majesty, Grant Strobl.'"

Plutarch’s 3 Tips for Choosing a School

Plutarch’s 3 Tips for Choosing a School

Simple wisdom that's relevant for our time.

How Coffee Drinking Helped Advance Women's Rights

How Coffee Drinking Helped Advance Women's Rights

The coffee house was one of the earliest public institutions in Europe, but women weren't always welcome.

Prof: Kids are Not Learning Anything

Prof: Kids are Not Learning Anything

British professor Dennis Hayes believes that there is one thing that can transform education.
 

15 Frederick Douglass Quotes Worth Reading

15 Frederick Douglass Quotes Worth Reading

Wisdom from one of America's greatest orators and writers, who rose from the shackles of slavery.

How Emotionalism is Slowly Replacing Rationalism

How Emotionalism is Slowly Replacing Rationalism

Jane Austen's Marianne Dashwood is a perfect example of today's society, whose every action seems to hinge on an emotional outbreak.  

The Reason America Fell in Love With Zombies Again

The Reason America Fell in Love With Zombies Again

A look back in history at apocalyptic literature reveals some of the same trends that have made zombie apocalypses so popular today.

Thomas Jefferson’s 3 Tips for the Presidential Debate

Thomas Jefferson’s 3 Tips for the Presidential Debate

Hillary and The Donald aren't the only ones who stand to benefit from these tips.

How Rome Described Their Barbarians

How Rome Described Their Barbarians

A famous description of barbarians suggests modern parallels.

Top 10 High School Books: 1900 vs. 1990

Top 10 High School Books: 1900 vs. 1990

Should these comparisons cause us to reconsider the books today's high school students read?

Did the Ancient Greeks Believe in Freedom?

Did the Ancient Greeks Believe in Freedom?

Would the Ancient Greeks have understood our modern conception of man as a free, autonomous agent who chooses his own ends?

What the New Pagans and Christians Have in Common

What the New Pagans and Christians Have in Common

Today is the Fall Equinox, which is being welcomed by some throwback pagan celebrations.

The ‘Sick’ Reason Students Are Reading Less and Less

The ‘Sick’ Reason Students Are Reading Less and Less

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

Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious

Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious

Scientific dogma, as well as religious dogma, presented challenges to Galileo's theory.

Intellectual Takeout Quiz: Key Dates in Western History

Intellectual Takeout Quiz: Key Dates in Western History

Do you recognize the most important dates and events in Western Civilization?

Why do Muslims seem to be involved in more violence?

Why do Muslims seem to be involved in more violence?

Six theories from “The Clash of Civilizations.”

Stanford Prof: ‘Emphasizing Diversity’ Destroys Nations

Stanford Prof: ‘Emphasizing Diversity’ Destroys Nations

Maybe we should be careful about celebrating diversity for diversity's sake. 

Study: Smart Kids Are Being Held Back

Study: Smart Kids Are Being Held Back

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University find hard evidence that millions are not being challenged in school.

Only 1 in 4 Can Name All Three Branches of U.S. Government
A Brief History Of Presidents Fibbing About Their Health

A Brief History Of Presidents Fibbing About Their Health

Americans are unforgiving about their presidents having any medical ailments.

Camus’ Touching Letter to Teacher After Receiving Nobel Prize

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

Thomas Jefferson’s 10 Simple Rules for Successful Living

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

Do You Know the National Anthem’s Secret Verses?

Do You Know the National Anthem’s Secret Verses?

Do our arguments over the national anthem signal our lack of knowledge?

Students Today Should Read More Nonfiction

Students Today Should Read More Nonfiction

Today, if schools assign a book to read, it’s almost always a novel.

Are Schools Underestimating What Students Are Capable Of?

Are Schools Underestimating What Students Are Capable Of?

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

That Guy Who Tried to Assassinate George Washington in 1776

That Guy Who Tried to Assassinate George Washington in 1776

It didn't end well for him.

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

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?

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