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ISIS commits genocide against Yazidi, Christians, and Shiites

ISIS commits genocide against Yazidi, Christians, and Shiites

Official recognition by the Secretary of State is a good thing. But what next?

Serious Students of History Should Watch Out for These 5 Prejudices

Serious Students of History Should Watch Out for These 5 Prejudices

These can help people look at history more objectively. 

Despite Appearances, These Are Great Times for Human Liberty

Despite Appearances, These Are Great Times for Human Liberty

The resistance has powerful tools at its disposal.

Are We at the Beginning of an Age of Barbarism?

Are We at the Beginning of an Age of Barbarism?

An 18th-century historian may have foretold what's happening now. 

St. Patrick didn’t Drive Out the Snakes

St. Patrick didn’t Drive Out the Snakes

Here’s a thought on where the myth came from, though. 

What are 'Checks and Balances' in Government?

What are 'Checks and Balances' in Government?

Here's why we have them and why they matter.

This is How the Irish Saved Civilization

This is How the Irish Saved Civilization

It has applications to us today. 

Should We Care that Military History is Neglected in School?

Should We Care that Military History is Neglected in School?

Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it...

College Student learns the World isn’t Nice

College Student learns the World isn’t Nice

North Korea has sentenced Otto Warmbier to 15 years of hard labor. 

15 Things Christ said that weren’t Nice

15 Things Christ said that weren’t Nice

Christ-like might not be what some people think. 

A Snapshot of James Madison’s Reading List
Why the Holocaust Should Matter to You

Why the Holocaust Should Matter to You

The Holocaust Museum: A Warning against Tyranny, a Tribute to Liberty

Is Comfort Dulling Americans' Minds?

Is Comfort Dulling Americans' Minds?

The Ancient Greeks were not obsessed with comfort, and that may have contributed to their genius.

Would Mutual Aid Societies Revive Healthcare AND Community?

Would Mutual Aid Societies Revive Healthcare AND Community?

Interest in mutual aid societies is experiencing a revival in the U.S.
 

How the Clock Changed the World

How the Clock Changed the World

According to historian and philosopher Lewis Mumford, it’s really the invention of the mechanical clock that changed everything.

Does the printed word still have power?

Does the printed word still have power?

We live in a world of pictures and memes.

Are Schools Rediscovering the Need for Philosophy Curriculum?

Are Schools Rediscovering the Need for Philosophy Curriculum?

“The life of the mind grows upon ideas”

Ignored: Poor Whites

Ignored: Poor Whites

The numbers are staggering.

Why is it always Canada?

Why is it always Canada?

People reveal a lot about their biases by where they choose to go if Trump wins.

Americans Don’t Read… and That’s Affecting Our Elections

Americans Don’t Read… and That’s Affecting Our Elections

"How can any Man judge, unless his Mind has been opened and enlarged by Reading?" - John Adams

Should you retreat from the public square?

Should you retreat from the public square?

More and more people are opting out of civic engagement. It's a big mistake.

A Historian's Disturbing Take on Why a Civilization Breaks Down

A Historian's Disturbing Take on Why a Civilization Breaks Down

This one might hit close to home... 

61% of Americans believe Immigration Jeopardizes the Country?

61% of Americans believe Immigration Jeopardizes the Country?

That’s what Bloomberg is reporting.  

School Curriculum According to Ben Franklin

School Curriculum According to Ben Franklin

Would today’s students be better equipped for life if today’s schools implemented Franklin’s education plan?

What Selfies and Jane Eyre Have in Common

What Selfies and Jane Eyre Have in Common

Before the selfie came the emphasis on the self... 

The Key to a Healthy, Happy Life is…

The Key to a Healthy, Happy Life is…

It's something with which John and Abigail Adams had great experience.

Jimmy Kimmel, George Washington, and Unhappiness in the U.S.

Jimmy Kimmel, George Washington, and Unhappiness in the U.S.

...And we wonder why there's so much unrest and discontent in the U.S.

It Shouldn't Matter Who the President Is

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