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Gamers: What major war came before World War II?

Gamers: What major war came before World War II?

A boss at EA Studios is worried you don’t know. 

John Locke on Religious Tolerance

John Locke on Religious Tolerance

Locke said tolerance was the chief characteristic of the true Christian.

What would Enlightenment Thinkers have Thought of Trump?

What would Enlightenment Thinkers have Thought of Trump?

As they saw it, democratic political systems were a risky proposition at the best of times.

Oxford Scholar: 5 Problems with Today’s Education System

Oxford Scholar: 5 Problems with Today’s Education System

Is the biggest defect of today’s education system the fact that we have failed to teach children to learn and think for themselves?

Harvard Prof: Democracy Doesn’t Work Without Religion

Harvard Prof: Democracy Doesn’t Work Without Religion

‘If you take away religion, you can’t hire enough police.’

Homeschool Grads: More Unique and Innovative?

Homeschool Grads: More Unique and Innovative?

These homeschool grads are not only planning to attend college, they already are in college.

C.S. Lewis’ 5 Writing Tips to a Child

C.S. Lewis’ 5 Writing Tips to a Child

With only 27% writing proficiency, perhaps today’s students would be wise to take Lewis’ advice to little Joan to heart.

Teddy Roosevelt’s Reading List vs. Today’s Candidates

Teddy Roosevelt’s Reading List vs. Today’s Candidates

If Americans aren’t informing their minds by reading, should we be surprised when we get the candidates, laws, and culture that we do?

Are Americans More Ignorant than We Realize?

Are Americans More Ignorant than We Realize?

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”

Would You Survive Ancient Rome?

Would You Survive Ancient Rome?

It was no picnic. 

Refugees vs. Immigrants: Let's Not Conflate the Two

Refugees vs. Immigrants: Let's Not Conflate the Two

Let's skip the parallels between Europeans who sought refuge in the Middle East and today's Syrian refugee crisis. 

Today’s One-Room Schools: Why Families Love Them

Today’s One-Room Schools: Why Families Love Them

Is it possible that smaller, more local schools can offer surprising educational benefits that today’s mammoth institutions are missing?

Did Darwin Plagiarize the Idea of 'Natural Selection'?

Did Darwin Plagiarize the Idea of 'Natural Selection'?

Debunking historical narratives is hard work—even when the narratives are not true. 

The U.S. Government Poisoned Alcohol During Prohibition
D-Day's Greatest Hero: Agent Garbo

D-Day's Greatest Hero: Agent Garbo

Double agent Juan Pujol García fooled Hitler in one of the great ruses of history. 

Presidential Candidates Symptom of Educational Decline

Presidential Candidates Symptom of Educational Decline

Given the state of education, should we be surprised when the our government and the leaders the people elect are in a degenerative state?

U.S. Students Cheat Far Less Than International Ones
Why the Muslim Mind ‘Closed’

Why the Muslim Mind ‘Closed’

According to Robert Reilly, it happened about 800 years ago.

5 Brief Accounts from D-Day Survivors

5 Brief Accounts from D-Day Survivors

Unfortunately, those of us descended from the generation which endured World War II often forget or overlook the horrors they endured.

Why Can’t Employers Today Find Reliable Workers?

Why Can’t Employers Today Find Reliable Workers?

A theory from 1899 on why they can't.

How Middle Easterners Treated European Refugees during WWII

How Middle Easterners Treated European Refugees during WWII

Hundreds of thousands of Europeans fled the war machines of Hitler and Stalin during the Second World War. 

Students Skeptical of Value of College Degrees

Students Skeptical of Value of College Degrees

It’s graduation season and many high school seniors are counting the hours until they can walk across the stage and turn the corner toward college and career.

A Bunch of Burke Quotes

A Bunch of Burke Quotes

You'll want to bookmark this one. 

Salman Rushdie’s Surprising Advice to Schools Today

Salman Rushdie’s Surprising Advice to Schools Today

Hopefully the education system won't issue a fatwa over his comments...

Why Did Dante’s Inferno Have a Real-Life Saint in Hell?

Why Did Dante’s Inferno Have a Real-Life Saint in Hell?

The decision to use historic figures in his Divine Comedy could be the poem’s one great flaw.  

Helen Keller’s Reading Program Might Help Today’s Students

Helen Keller’s Reading Program Might Help Today’s Students

Since only 37% of American high schoolers can read, perhaps it's time we try some reading methods used by Helen's teacher, Anne Sullivan.

Which Roman Emperor Are You?

Which Roman Emperor Are You?

Are you a wise Marcus Aurelius? A dignified Augustus? Perhaps the cultured Hadrian? Or maybe the diabolical Nero? 

A Jewish Gravedigger’s Eyewitness Account of Nazi Camps

A Jewish Gravedigger’s Eyewitness Account of Nazi Camps

The first report emerged on June 1, 1942, and it revealed an utter disrespect of human life.

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