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Australian Schools Brought Back Greek and Latin – and Are Seeing Amazing Results!

Australian Schools Brought Back Greek and Latin – and Are Seeing Amazing Results!

Does the modern rejection of classical languages contribute to falling proficiency in public schools?

Have You Read These 10 Titles From the Original Harvard Library?

Have You Read These 10 Titles From the Original Harvard Library?

John Harvard probably read all of them - and he died at 31!

'They Will not be Judged by the Color of Their Skin'

'They Will not be Judged by the Color of Their Skin'

Much progress has been made, but...

Wisdom from the Supremely Quotable G.K. Chesterton

Wisdom from the Supremely Quotable G.K. Chesterton

9 quotes especially relevant today. 

The Dystopia of Orwell’s “1984”

The Dystopia of Orwell’s “1984”

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.”

The demographics of German migration

The demographics of German migration

Why they are driving the increase in sexual assaults.

MLK on the Purpose of Education: 8 Quotes

MLK on the Purpose of Education: 8 Quotes

“Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education.”

Good advice from 1690

Good advice from 1690

If you want to have a good life, not much has changed.

10% of College Graduates think Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court

10% of College Graduates think Judge Judy is on the Supreme Court

Oh, and older college graduates are smarter than young ones.

Are They Trying to Ruin Anne of Green Gables?!?

Are They Trying to Ruin Anne of Green Gables?!?

The new production seeks to "introduce new elements reflecting timeless issues, including themes of identity, sexism...."

The Dark Origin of Artificial Insemination

The Dark Origin of Artificial Insemination

Elizabeth Yuko describes the "ethical nightmare" of the first successful artificial insemination. 

Charles Dickens Wouldn't Have Played Powerball

Charles Dickens Wouldn't Have Played Powerball

Dickens was disturbed by the lotteries he witnessed in Naples in 1845. 

Cologne Sexual Assualts: It’s called ‘Taharrush Gamea’

Cologne Sexual Assualts: It’s called ‘Taharrush Gamea’

Groups of men attacking women may actually be a thing in some cultures. 

The State of the Union Hasn’t Always Been Political Theater

The State of the Union Hasn’t Always Been Political Theater

Blame Woodrow Wilson for what it is today.

Love doesn't need Marriage

Love doesn't need Marriage

But something else does. 

8 Quotes on Public Speaking for Tonight’s State of the Union Address

8 Quotes on Public Speaking for Tonight’s State of the Union Address

“Here comes the orator! With his flood of words, and his drop of reason.”

Are Family Divisions Contributing to National Disunity?

Are Family Divisions Contributing to National Disunity?

Edmund Burke had something to say on that subject.

Penetrating Wisdom from Marcus Aurelius

Penetrating Wisdom from Marcus Aurelius

8 very carpe diem-esque quotes from the last emperor of Rome's Golden Age. 

Philadelphia Cop Shot: Clash of Civilizations Continues

Philadelphia Cop Shot: Clash of Civilizations Continues

Shooter did it in the name of Islam.

British Educator: Student Success Comes from “Quiet, sensible, matter-of-fact parents”
Democracy, Greed, and the Perils of Equality

Democracy, Greed, and the Perils of Equality

A familiarity with Tocqueville’s essential Democracy in America would prove enlightening.

Very Cool! New York Public Library Releases 180,000 Historical Images into the Public Domain

Very Cool! New York Public Library Releases 180,000 Historical Images into the Public Domain

The documents include papers from the Founding Fathers, maps and atlases, and illuminated manuscripts from the Medieval Ages...

9 Timeless Strategies from Sun-tzu’s ‘Art of War’

9 Timeless Strategies from Sun-tzu’s ‘Art of War’

From the book whose tactics have been highly influential in warfare, business, politics, law, sports, and life. 

Christianity's Intellectual Foundation

Christianity's Intellectual Foundation

We're guessing most of the folks who call Christianity "stupid" haven't read these authors.

Ben Franklin’s 3 Tips for People Actually Interested in Rational Debate

Ben Franklin’s 3 Tips for People Actually Interested in Rational Debate

Public discourse might be more civil if we followed Franklin's example.

Will Germany be Muslim in a generation?

Will Germany be Muslim in a generation?

Demography is the Achilles heel of a democracy.

Let’s be honest about the Cologne assaults

Let’s be honest about the Cologne assaults

Multiculturalism doesn't work. And boys and girls are unequal.

Yet Another Reason to Study History

Yet Another Reason to Study History

Have you heard of “shifting baseline syndrome”?

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