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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.

Why the Hillary E-mail Scandal Should Matter to You

Why the Hillary E-mail Scandal Should Matter to You

Is this the end of the rule of law? Is the law now different for the powerful and the weak? 

School Grades Enter the ‘Everyone-Gets-a-Trophy’ World

School Grades Enter the ‘Everyone-Gets-a-Trophy’ World

If we continually prop those who fail, are we putting not only them, but all students at risk of a poorer quality education?

The 7 Deadly Sins: Then & Now

The 7 Deadly Sins: Then & Now

There are two contending worldviews shaping the debate today: Christianity and Marxism. Their lists of sins reveal a lot.

How Equality Destroyed the Carnegie Family

How Equality Destroyed the Carnegie Family

Equality destroyed “Carnegie” the family in favor of Andrew the man.

8 Penetrating Quotes from Elie Wiesel

8 Penetrating Quotes from Elie Wiesel

From the recently deceased Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor.

History: Don't Expect Much from ‘The Masses’

History: Don't Expect Much from ‘The Masses’

Is it the case that most people choose not to pursue truth and goodness?

13 Sublime Quotes from Emerson on Self-Reliance

13 Sublime Quotes from Emerson on Self-Reliance

Emerson's odd philosophy of self-reliance can be better understood in its proper context.

Benjamin Franklin: America's 'Founding Physician'

Benjamin Franklin: America's 'Founding Physician'

Benjamin Franklin once spent a night in bed with John Adams explaining his (correct) theory on the common cold.

July 4th Trivia: Who Said It?

July 4th Trivia: Who Said It?

Can you name the source of these famous (and not so famous) quotes?

The Amazing Maturity of the Young Declaration Signers

The Amazing Maturity of the Young Declaration Signers

Are we expecting too little of the next generation in education, morality, and personal responsibility?

If you want a cultural revolution, here’s what needs to be done.

If you want a cultural revolution, here’s what needs to be done.

Tired of the current order? You need to focus your energies. 

The Reason for your 3-Day Weekend

The Reason for your 3-Day Weekend

It was old, dead, white men and their conception of a free society.

Did Madison Give Us a Logical Solution to Immigration?

Did Madison Give Us a Logical Solution to Immigration?

Sixty-two percent of Americans believe that the immigration system is broken.

The Revolution was in the Minds and the Hearts

The Revolution was in the Minds and the Hearts

John Adams' 1818 reflection on when the War was won in a letter to H. Niles. 

5 Fascinating Quotes from Cato the Elder

5 Fascinating Quotes from Cato the Elder

Mark Zuckerberg reportedly is a big fan of number two. 

Which Greek Hero Are You?

Which Greek Hero Are You?

The Ancient Greeks had many heroes in their stories. Which hero are you?

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