In his Farewell Address, George Washington urged America to be non-interventionist, but that was before the nuclear age.
American schools have been following the educational ideas of one man for a number of decades... and student knowledge continues to stagnate.
Friedrich Hayek was right to voice caution against using coercion to achieve a 'greater good'.
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 reveal a lot about human nature.
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.
The first President's humility, faith, and outlook stand in stark contrast to the politicians of our time.
Without the dogged activism of Sarah Josepha Hale, Thanksgiving may never have become the national holiday it is today.
It is an odd thing about man; even at peace we need outlets for competition and conflict.
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.
The Proto-gospel of James tends to fill in gaps left by the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.
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.
A sobering comparison of the results of the Inquisition and secular torture.
The English historian Paul Johnson wondered if America could ever atone for its original sins.
'The contents of the Internet were the same old items in multiplied confusion.'
The term is getting thrown around a lot these days.
"All through the history of the West the Greeks have continued to spur innovation..."
It would be a mistake to overlook just how Christian this idea is.
Class is changing in America, as are our perceptions of it.
Here are six statistics that drive home just how much things have changed in America in a little more than a half-century:
The idea can be traced to the Stoic philosopher Epictetus.
What the Piltdown Man hoax from 1912 can teach science today.
This is a constitutional republic, and we don’t have a commander in chief.
"Second-wave feminism went off the track when it started to demonize men and blame them for all the evils in human history."
Should Americans have a right to garden in their own yards?
When Germany occupied Hungary, the Nazis mandated that all Jews wear a yellow star and few Jews dared to resist.
Carson and Cannan Huey-You are making headlines for the early age at which they begin their college careers.
Unfortunately, they're directly contradicting some of the greatest thinkers of all time by taking such a view.