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No, slavery didn’t build America.

No, slavery didn’t build America.

It’s a popular narrative, but history doesn’t support it. 

Education as if Truth Mattered

Education as if Truth Mattered

Great men write great books because of the Great Books that they’ve read.

Economics Education is Returning to Schools

Economics Education is Returning to Schools

Some American schools are recognizing students’ financial literacy problem and are setting out to remedy it.

Why Knowing the Past is Important

Why Knowing the Past is Important

Only 12% of high school seniors are considered proficient in U.S. History by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. 

Is the Supreme Court Today More Powerful Than the Founders Intended?

Is the Supreme Court Today More Powerful Than the Founders Intended?

The Supreme Court wasn’t always the political power house that we know it today.

The Average American Today Is Richer than John D. Rockefeller
Whatever Happened to Noblesse Oblige?

Whatever Happened to Noblesse Oblige?

Like the aristocrats in Downton Abbey, Hampy lived out the principle of noblesse oblige....

One Reason a Border Wall makes some People Uncomfortable

One Reason a Border Wall makes some People Uncomfortable

A wall has a purpose which ultimately strikes at the heart of our modern, cultural orthodoxies.

Wow… Only 28% of Parents Require Their Children to do Chores

Wow… Only 28% of Parents Require Their Children to do Chores

Are parents missing a great chance to give their children a successful start in life?

Why It’s Bad for a Society to Do Away with Shame

Why It’s Bad for a Society to Do Away with Shame

C.S. Lewis offers some insight.

George Washington’s Secret to Successful Government

George Washington’s Secret to Successful Government

As we continue on the elusive quest for an ideal 45th president, perhaps we would benefit from examining the first: George Washington.

Harper Lee on ‘Equality’

Harper Lee on ‘Equality’

4 surprising quotes from To Kill a Mockingbird.

Can a Christian build a wall?

Can a Christian build a wall?

The Pope made a statement he might want to walk back. 

The Real Reason Why We Should Read

The Real Reason Why We Should Read

Words of wisdom from Sir Francis Bacon.

The End of Ideas in American Politics?

The End of Ideas in American Politics?

Americans have long mistrusted intellectuals, nowhere more so than when intellectuals have had access to power. There is considerable irony in this apprehension, for the Founding Fathers were themselves men of intellect and learning.

Children Should Learn about TANSTAAFL

Children Should Learn about TANSTAAFL

...and they probably won't learn about it in school.

How Air Combat Changed Roald Dahl

How Air Combat Changed Roald Dahl

Did you know the famous author was a fighter pilot in World War II?

Words of wisdom from Russia?

Words of wisdom from Russia?

Americans probably don’t want another ‘permanent war’.

9 Quotes that Might Make Trump and Sanders Reconsider Their Presidential Bids

9 Quotes that Might Make Trump and Sanders Reconsider Their Presidential Bids

“With me it is exceptionally true that the Presidency is no bed of roses.”

How Financial Knowledge was Taught in 1889

How Financial Knowledge was Taught in 1889

Try to do these problems without a calculator.... 

The best form of government?

The best form of government?

It can also be the worst according to Thomas Aquinas.

When It Comes to Community, Bigger Is Not Necessarily Better

When It Comes to Community, Bigger Is Not Necessarily Better

Tocqueville had a few words to say on the subject.

Marcel Marceau Was A Holocaust Hero

Marcel Marceau Was A Holocaust Hero

Wow. This is amazing.

Dostoevsky’s Critique of Socialism

Dostoevsky’s Critique of Socialism

Dostoevsky was both an advocate for the poor and an opponent of socialism. Here's why...

This Is How a Dark Age Begins…

This Is How a Dark Age Begins…

We are losing sight of the concept of knowledge while drowning in a sea of information.

Are Standardized Tests A Necessary or Unnecessary Evil?

Are Standardized Tests A Necessary or Unnecessary Evil?

A balanced approach to the opt out movement.
 

Martin Shkreli: If morality is relative, why are we outraged?

Martin Shkreli: If morality is relative, why are we outraged?

We are confronted by the logical conclusion of our culture's teachings on morality.

Is What We Have Today 'Progress'?

Is What We Have Today 'Progress'?

On what basis, on what evidence, would one definitively conclude that human life and history is improving?

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