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Can America stop being the world's policeman?

Can America stop being the world's policeman?

In his Farewell Address, George Washington urged America to be non-interventionist, but that was before the nuclear age.

There’s a Simple Reason Today’s Students ‘Know Nothing’

There’s a Simple Reason Today’s Students ‘Know Nothing’

American schools have been following the educational ideas of one man for a number of decades... and student knowledge continues to stagnate.

Why We Shouldn't Confuse Philanthropy and Welfare

Why We Shouldn't Confuse Philanthropy and Welfare

Friedrich Hayek was right to voice caution against using coercion to achieve a 'greater good'.

Can You Pass this Century-Old History Exam?

Can You Pass this Century-Old History Exam?

Only 18 percent of today's 8th graders are proficient in U.S. history, and barely any could probably pass this test. 

Black Friday Videos: Barbarians Come in Every Color

Black Friday Videos: Barbarians Come in Every Color

Black Friday videos reveal a lot about human nature. 

What to Do On Thanksgiving

What to Do On Thanksgiving

In a culture so animated by people wanting, taking, and consuming, Thanksgiving stands alone. It is a time of humility, a time to remember all those who toiled and struggled to secure the blessings we have, a time to maybe even acknowledge the hand of Providence. 

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation: What a Different Era

George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation: What a Different Era

The first President's humility, faith, and outlook stand in stark contrast to the politicians of our time. 

Meet the Woman Who Helped Make Thanksgiving a US Holiday

Meet the Woman Who Helped Make Thanksgiving a US Holiday

Without the dogged activism of Sarah Josepha Hale, Thanksgiving may never have become the national holiday it is today.

Progress Comes Through Conflict?

Progress Comes Through Conflict?

It is an odd thing about man; even at peace we need outlets for competition and conflict.

Intolerance and Persecution Are Often Rational (Frighteningly So)

Intolerance and Persecution Are Often Rational (Frighteningly So)

The cultural historian Jacques Barzun suggested that persecution is just as likely to germinate in an atmosphere of intellectual inquiry as under an atmosphere of repression.

Did Early Christians Believe that Mary was a Teen Mother? It's Complicated

Did Early Christians Believe that Mary was a Teen Mother? It's Complicated

The Proto-gospel of James tends to fill in gaps left by the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.

Why Rome's Republic Fell With Cicero

Why Rome's Republic Fell With Cicero

Cicero was the Roman Socrates, a man who stood for the community over time, rather than the community of the moment. Like his Greek ancestor, Cicero died a martyr.

Inquisition Torture: Not what you think?

Inquisition Torture: Not what you think?

A sobering comparison of the results of the Inquisition and secular torture. 

A Historian Explains Why America Will Probably Fail

A Historian Explains Why America Will Probably Fail

The English historian Paul Johnson wondered if America could ever atone for its original sins.

Barzun in 1999: The Internet Will Lead to Isolation and Chaos

Barzun in 1999: The Internet Will Lead to Isolation and Chaos

'The contents of the Internet were the same old items in multiplied confusion.'

What is 'Cultural Marxism'?

What is 'Cultural Marxism'?

The term is getting thrown around a lot these days. 

Real Progressives Study the Classics

Real Progressives Study the Classics

"All through the history of the West the Greeks have continued to spur innovation..." 

Self-Sacrifice: The Most Powerful Idea in Our Culture

Self-Sacrifice: The Most Powerful Idea in Our Culture

It would be a mistake to overlook just how Christian this idea is.

How America Became Class Conscious

How America Became Class Conscious

Class is changing in America, as are our perceptions of it.

6 Statistics That Show How Much America Has Changed in a Half-Century

6 Statistics That Show How Much America Has Changed in a Half-Century

Here are six statistics that drive home just how much things have changed in America in a little more than a half-century:

The Key to Happiness: Focus on what’s within your control

The Key to Happiness: Focus on what’s within your control

The idea can be traced to the Stoic philosopher Epictetus.

Behind Closed Doors: What the Piltdown Man Hoax from 1912 can Teach Science Today

Behind Closed Doors: What the Piltdown Man Hoax from 1912 can Teach Science Today

What the Piltdown Man hoax from 1912 can teach science today.

The President Is Not the Commander in Chief of the United States, Nor Its CEO

The President Is Not the Commander in Chief of the United States, Nor Its CEO

This is a constitutional republic, and we don’t have a commander in chief.

Camille Paglia: Neo feminism teaching women to live in ‘a permanently juvenile condition’

Camille Paglia: Neo feminism teaching women to live in ‘a permanently juvenile condition’

"Second-wave feminism went off the track when it started to demonize men and blame them for all the evils in human history."

City: 'If something is not permitted it is prohibited.'

City: 'If something is not permitted it is prohibited.'

Should Americans have a right to garden in their own yards?

Would You Have Worn the Yellow Star?

Would You Have Worn the Yellow Star?

When Germany occupied Hungary, the Nazis mandated that all Jews wear a yellow star and few Jews dared to resist.

How One Mother Sends Her Kids to College at Age 11

How One Mother Sends Her Kids to College at Age 11

Carson and Cannan Huey-You are making headlines for the early age at which they begin their college careers.

Survey: 60% of Millennials Don't Believe in Right and Wrong

Survey: 60% of Millennials Don't Believe in Right and Wrong

Unfortunately, they're directly contradicting some of the greatest thinkers of all time by taking such a view.
 

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