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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?

America’s Decline of Knowledge: Where Will it Lead?

America’s Decline of Knowledge: Where Will it Lead?

Calvin Coolidge had something to say on that topic.

Proverbs from the Bible Non-Believers Might Like

Proverbs from the Bible Non-Believers Might Like

The Bible isn't all fire and brimstone. 

Study: Homeschoolers Creaming Other Students on the SAT

Study: Homeschoolers Creaming Other Students on the SAT

Are traditional schools failing to impart the well-rounded course of knowledge which their students need to keep up with homeschoolers?  

Geniuses Possess This One Common Trait

Geniuses Possess This One Common Trait

An author and historian says a single characteristic is common among the many brilliant people he’s studied. 

The Roman Empire's Financial Suicide

The Roman Empire's Financial Suicide

Rome fell to invaders in 476 AD, but who the real barbarians were is an open question.

Are Americans Becoming Less Patriotic?

Are Americans Becoming Less Patriotic?

65% of Israeli high school students say "It's good to die for our country." Would American students say the same?

Historian Suggests Trump Would Suspend the Constitution

Historian Suggests Trump Would Suspend the Constitution

Princeton historian Sean Wilentz, a longtime friend of the Clintons, said Donald Trump could go full Caesar if elected.

This is what debate looks like in the Age of Twitter

This is what debate looks like in the Age of Twitter

It’s not rational, but don't blame social media. 

How Bonhoeffer Dealt with the Despair of World Chaos

How Bonhoeffer Dealt with the Despair of World Chaos

The chaos of the world makes many individuals want to throw up their hands and go hide in a bunker until the problems pass.

Why Do U.S. Schools Focus So Much on Self-Esteem?

Why Do U.S. Schools Focus So Much on Self-Esteem?

Is the "I'm as good as you" concept destroying American education?

PEW: Republicans and Democrats REALLY don’t like each other

PEW: Republicans and Democrats REALLY don’t like each other

America’s founders had some grave warnings about the dangers of political faction. 

Unfortunately, Attention Spans Are Getting Shorter

Unfortunately, Attention Spans Are Getting Shorter

"Hey look! A squirrel!"

10 Facts on Motherhood and Children in the Middle Ages

10 Facts on Motherhood and Children in the Middle Ages

A historian's book on everyday life in Medieval Europe reveals an interesting portrait.

8 Truth-Bombs from Thomas Paine

8 Truth-Bombs from Thomas Paine

From the author of 'Common Sense' and 'Age of Reason'

1945 Orwell Essay: A Description of Modern America?

1945 Orwell Essay: A Description of Modern America?

Has America’s lack of knowledge, critical thinking, and logical ability caused her citizens to succumb to self-deception?

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