History

5 Habits That Propelled Rockefeller to Fame and Fortune
A Tough Question on Race and Culture from a Reader

A Tough Question on Race and Culture from a Reader

If you’re going to pursue truth, sometimes it forces uncomfortable discussions.

'Wild Skepticism' has Run its Course

'Wild Skepticism' has Run its Course

While the intellectual currents shaping thinking today are new to us, they are actually quite old – and running on fumes.  

6 Lesser-Known Historical Sites in Rome

6 Lesser-Known Historical Sites in Rome

Not as frequented as the Colisseum, but still historically significant.

Another Lesson from Rome: Taxation, Bureaucracy, and the Rich vs. Poor

Another Lesson from Rome: Taxation, Bureaucracy, and the Rich vs. Poor

Despite Emperor Diocletian's reforms, problems persisted that lead to further decline.

Thomas Paine: School Choice Supporter?

Thomas Paine: School Choice Supporter?

School choice is hardly a modern idea dreamed up by the religious right.

So, all government is an example of socialism?

So, all government is an example of socialism?

You can't have your cake and eat it too. 

Where do your ‘rights’ come from?

Where do your ‘rights’ come from?

Too many gloss over that part of the Declaration of Independence. 

Why Yankees Won't (and Can't) Leave the South Alone

Why Yankees Won't (and Can't) Leave the South Alone

What is there about them that has compelled them to meddle in our affairs? 

A lot of people don't want to live like us

A lot of people don't want to live like us

There's a good lesson in 'The Eagle'. Can we learn from it? 

What do the yellow-ish countries have in common?

What do the yellow-ish countries have in common?

Transparency Institute released its international Corruption Perceptions Index.

Give the Nazis What They Want

Give the Nazis What They Want

Call Them National Socialists

Can the Pursuit of "Efficiency" Ever Be Wrong?

Can the Pursuit of "Efficiency" Ever Be Wrong?

When the machine gun gained popularity in the 1890s, people were so horrified by its power that some hoped its very existence would prevent wars.

Some Americans Think MLK is Endorsing Trump for President
Why Books are the Best Furniture

Why Books are the Best Furniture

Some say there is no longer any point in collecting books... 

A 2,500-Year-Old Warning to America

A 2,500-Year-Old Warning to America

From the first work of history in the Western world... 

How Technology Frees and then Enslaves

How Technology Frees and then Enslaves

Our advancements are incredible, but should we temper our expectations? 

7 Surprising Quotes from Margaret Sanger

7 Surprising Quotes from Margaret Sanger

She appears to have been a fan of eugenics.

The Books That Influenced C.S. Lewis as a Child

The Books That Influenced C.S. Lewis as a Child

Amazing to see his reading level as a child. 

Aristotle on Real vs. False Courage

Aristotle on Real vs. False Courage

According to Aristotle, individuals mistake these five components for true courage.

New Archaeological Discovery Indicates Our Ancestors Weren't So Peaceful

New Archaeological Discovery Indicates Our Ancestors Weren't So Peaceful

Is a propensity toward violence part of human nature?

Is there a 'positive right' to happiness?

Is there a 'positive right' to happiness?

If so, who or what will provide it? And is that fair or even possible? 

The One Thing about ‘Climate Change’ That’s Always Bothered Me...

The One Thing about ‘Climate Change’ That’s Always Bothered Me...

As historians are well aware, there was significant climate change in the past. 

Saudi Cleric Issues Fatwa Against... Chess?

Saudi Cleric Issues Fatwa Against... Chess?

The next Bobby Fischer may not come from the Muslim world.

Gallup: Americans abandoning political parties

Gallup: Americans abandoning political parties

Is it actually an unhealthy trend? 

Truly, what if?

Truly, what if?

We’ve always won the big wars... that impacts our psychology.

5 Un-PC Quotes from Past Inaugural Addresses

5 Un-PC Quotes from Past Inaugural Addresses

Highly unlikely next year's inauguration will address any of these topics.
 

Famed Historian Explains How a Civilization Collapses

Famed Historian Explains How a Civilization Collapses

There are 4 causes in particular...

Pages