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Are Churches to Blame for Today’s Political Candidates?

Are Churches to Blame for Today’s Political Candidates?

Church involvement in political matters wasn't always such a concern.
 

Yale Dean in 1949: Stop Worrying About Security So Much

Yale Dean in 1949: Stop Worrying About Security So Much

‘It was not men who sought security first, adventure and enterprise next, who built Yale.’

Surprised (and Saddened) by Joy

Surprised (and Saddened) by Joy

'I came away...not only repulsed by her but actually questioning the very judgment and goodness of C.S. Lewis.'

How Machiavellian Are You?

How Machiavellian Are You?

Is it better to be feared or loved? Let's see how much Machiavelli you have in you!

Policing Was Militarized from the Start

Policing Was Militarized from the Start

'I abominate and detest the idea of a government, where there is a standing army.'

Parricide Was Not Treated Kindly in Ancient Rome

Parricide Was Not Treated Kindly in Ancient Rome

There is a reason we use the world ‘roman’ as an adjective today.

That Alexander Hamilton Had One Messed Up Childhood

That Alexander Hamilton Had One Messed Up Childhood

But his Dickensian upbringing is not the most amazing part of the story.

Who Wrote This Medieval Literary Classic?

Who Wrote This Medieval Literary Classic?

Can you match these nine famous medieval authors to their works?

Kids Today Need More (Not Less) Responsibility

Kids Today Need More (Not Less) Responsibility

Our society has a misguided fear of loading children down with “too much responsibility.”

The Hippocratic Oath doesn’t say ‘First, Do No Harm’
Can You Pass This American Literature Quiz from 1911?

Can You Pass This American Literature Quiz from 1911?

American high schoolers used these questions to review and prepare for tests such as the New York Regents exam.

Bush’s Dallas Speech Was Clutch

Bush’s Dallas Speech Was Clutch

Regardless of how you feel about Bush 43, Americans should pay attention to what he said yesterday.

T.S. Eliot Summed Up Modern Education in 2 Paragraphs

T.S. Eliot Summed Up Modern Education in 2 Paragraphs

Could current unrest be the result of our insistence that education is the answer to all our problems?

Solzhenitsyn, Suffering, and the Meaning of Life

Solzhenitsyn, Suffering, and the Meaning of Life

The purpose of life is not worldly riches and the creature comforts they can purchase. Such trinkets can never satisfy the needs of the soul.

Can You Answer These 8th Grade History Questions From 1908?
J.R.R. Tolkien's Hope for the Modern World

J.R.R. Tolkien's Hope for the Modern World

It rested in the idea that God makes nothing in vain, and that Grace perfects fallen nature.

What Parents can do to Make Children Great Writers

What Parents can do to Make Children Great Writers

Statistics show that nearly three out of four high school seniors are unable to attain proficiency in writing.

Frightening: This Description of the Decline of Rome sounds like America

Frightening: This Description of the Decline of Rome sounds like America

“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within.”

Modern America Through Edmund Burke’s Eyes

Modern America Through Edmund Burke’s Eyes

While Americans often view monarchy as an authoritarian form of government, the methods employed by the US government would yield Burkian disapproval.

The strange history of ‘Mein Kampf’ in France

The strange history of ‘Mein Kampf’ in France

The first French edition of “Mein Kampf” was published in 1934 by an eccentric, right-wing publisher named Fernand Sorlot.

Orwell on Why Politicians Resort to Euphemisms

Orwell on Why Politicians Resort to Euphemisms

An insight from his 1945 essay "Politics and the English Language".

Can You Pass This 8th Grade U.S. Civics Test?

Can You Pass This 8th Grade U.S. Civics Test?

Only one in five Americans can.

7 Daily Habits from Booker T. Washington

7 Daily Habits from Booker T. Washington

Would more of today’s Americans resist the urge toward despair, anger, and discouragement if they adopted Booker Washington’s daily code of conduct?

Study: 1 in 3 History Majors Don’t Take U.S. History

Study: 1 in 3 History Majors Don’t Take U.S. History

Not good considering that only 12 percent of American high school students are proficient in history.

It’s Not Just Trump Who Thinks America is in Decline

It’s Not Just Trump Who Thinks America is in Decline

"A concern with cultural disorganization underlies almost every major philosophy of history in our time."

 

3 Reasons Why Laura Ingalls Wilder Was a Good Writer

3 Reasons Why Laura Ingalls Wilder Was a Good Writer

It’s no surprise that today’s schools aren’t teaching these things.

Absolute Comfort Corrupts Absolutely

Absolute Comfort Corrupts Absolutely

The best and clearest way that I can exemplify the harmful effects of distraction-addiction is to recall my experience in prison.

The First Banzai Charge was Actually in Alaska

The First Banzai Charge was Actually in Alaska

1,000 Japanese soldiers launched the first banzai charge of World War II and it was horrifying.

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