Over many centuries, Christian writers took scriptural ideals from Judaism and coupled them with Greco-Roman philosophical ideals of self-control.
Franklin County, Mississippi introduced chess into its curriculum and achieved amazing results.
In his 1951 essay “Neo-Liberalism and its Prospects,” Milton Friedman predicted a retreat of collectivism few saw coming.
Forget the housing bubble. These graphs show we're heading for some serious problems in the auto and student loan arenas.
Fascism wasn't built just on hate. It also promised robust social welfare to people fearful of unbridled capitalism.
Societies with weak or nonexistent judicial systems may control persistent disruptive behavior by accusing the disruptive person of being a witch.
Have we gradually shamed little boys into avoiding bold, independent, and enterprising interests?
In 1982 a University of Texas student stumbled on a proposed constitutional amendment that was never ratified. So he did something about it.
A case for ditching relativism and returning to absolutes?
New Poll Shows a Frightening Percentage of Americans Can’t Name a Single Supreme Court Justice (See Graph)
A symptom of the increasing decline in civic and historical literacy?
Did the English create the Famine on purpose as some have theorized?
“Legalizing euthanasia doesn’t empower you... It empowers doctors.”
"Dear Red-State Trump Voter: Let’s face it, guys: We’re done…."
"Andrew, if I should not see you again, I wish you to remember and treasure up some things I have already said to you..."
The dilemma, Marx explains, is that even after the overthrow of the capitalist system, residues of the previous system would remain.
Known for her sharp mind and tongue, Clare Boothe Luce was a formidable intellectual and politician who gave birth to a number of memorable quips.
Video of the ugly scene in the lecture hall at Middlebury College has emerged.
Here is a prehistory of what we call the alt-right today.
A KGB memo shows clear evidence of an "unabashed quid pro quo" between a U.S. Senator and a top Kremlin official.
Compared to a generation ago, the cost per pupil is a bit staggering.
History sheds some light on the question.
I want to keep my kids connected to their past, and I find a great way to do this is passing on the sewing skills my grandmothers taught me.
In removing the Bible from the classroom, did America cut off several generations from a main source of cultural literacy?
Greater knowledge of the past would help improve America’s public discourse.
On March 30, 1973, the 'Charlotte's Web' author wrote a beautiful note to a dispirited man who had last all faith in humanity.
How Audrey Hepburn differs from modern celebrities.
Abraham Lincoln’s depression is well chronicled. His essay on suicide is less known.
"There was a time when the West knew what it was about. It did so because it thought about itself—often in freshman Western Civ classes."