For much of the twentieth century, political leaders and moralists vilified pinball machines as gateways to gambling and excess.
Ben Franklin read this work and approved of the idea.
Is America suffering from "the Punic Curse"?
Jay Mathews asserts that today’s Common Core writing standards bore students and discourage writing, and insists we must choose another way.
The U.S. military is everywhere, except history books.
We read this tragedy through the emotion-obsessed eyes of Romanticism, a movement that did not emerge until 200 years after the play was written.
Mirza Salih was invited to Cambridge to help translate the Bible into Persian.
The Soviet Premier had a habit of erasing from history those who fell out of his favor. Here is a wonderful example.
The Founders looked to the Roman Republic as a model for what they should be and to the Roman Empire as what they feared might come.
Are American schools no longer teaching basic civics?
Do American students need an injection of pure common sense?
Tesla passed away in 1943, but his legend continues to grow.
An observation from a well-respected professor and author.
Meet the prophet who predicted with uncanny precision how the Great War would unfold--a decade and a half before it happened.
Not your typical university commencement address.
A historian explains how ‘hellish’ punishments were designed to terrorize and encourage docility.
Two hundred years ago, describing someone as ‘devouring’ a book would have been an act of moral censure.
For John Stuart Mill, the endgame of progress was neither utopian nor dystopian.
Traditionalists will not be happy.
Trump is overlooking a key component of American greatness, but Thomas Jefferson had it right from the start.
A historian explains the key markings of revolution. It’s a description worth reading.
The children I teach are indifferent to the adult world.
Have we brought public education down to such a low shelf that average students are now "gifted"?
Here are five Mark Twain inspired tips for living a better life.
What drove Stalin to commit atrocities on such a grand scale? Lust for power? Blood thirst? Or an emotion even more primal?
Experience is also an important teacher.
Is it any wonder that there's a lack of good men?
Does he offer some clarity in the emotional immigration debate we find ourselves in?