While democracy historically was part of the great movement for human liberty, majorities potentially could be as dictatorial and dangerous as the most ruthless and oppressive kings and princes of the past.
The latest data places the United States as only the 18th freest country in the world. Do we lack a freedom mindset?
Alcuin was an 8th century cleric. Never heard of him? You should have.
The constitutional system the Founding Fathers built is strong, but it can’t survive when citizens en masse are ready to come to blows with one another on a semipermanent basis.
The Founders were blissfully free from the modern mythology surrounding government.
Denying Someone a Place to Eat Violates Timeless Norms of Hospitality that Go Back to the Homeric Age
Hospitality has changed from ancient times, but some basic elements still linger today.
If the PC craziness can topple Laura Ingalls Wilder, then it can topple just about anything.
The world is a different place now than in 2004.
In her book Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World, Deirdre McCloskey offers a persuasive narrative that explores the causes of the Industrial Revolution.
Did Hitler Really Say People Will ‘Endure Almost Any Curtailment of Liberty’ if it’s ‘Perceived as Working for the Benefit of the Children’?
A reputed quote by Adolph Hitler has been trending on social media. I was asked to verify whether the quote is true.
The Roman Empire crumbled to dust because it lacked the spirit of liberalism and free enterprise.
Rather than being a Utopia, socialism and communism in practice create a hell on earth.
Being on the right side of history depends on what we mean by history itself.
No matter how conciliatory President Trump is, for peace to occur, Kim Jong-un is going to have to decide to retire from organized crime and allow North Korea to prosper by becoming a nation producing and trading legal goods and services.
In April 1945, three days before his death, Adolf Hitler expressed regret that he'd 'been so kind.'
Ronald Reagan Challenged Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev to ‘Tear Down’ the Berlin Wall 31 Years Ago Today
On this day (June 12) President Ronald Reagan gave what is probably his most famous and influential speech — the “Berlin Wall speech” — at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin, Germany on June 12, 1987.
How often do experts try to solve problems in ways that strike them as thoroughly sensible when in fact their solutions are so obviously senseless?
Is it time for our nation to have a serious conversation about what tolerance really means?
Socialism isn't new; it was even wrecking economies back in Ancient Rome.
Cicero is rarely read today, except by students of Classics and Latin. However, to understand the history of political thought, Cicero is an invaluable resource.
Reflections from one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century.
Efforts are underway to address the problem of politicized classrooms in our public schools.
What was the real impact of Nat Turner’s bloody uprising, which resulted in the death of some 200 people?
Sam Haselby says this “should be the end times” for American patriotism. Yet the opposite seems to be happening, and he can’t understand why.
Twenty-five hundred years ago Socrates asked a Sophist orator named Thrasymachus the meaning of justice. It's a question we're still struggling to answer.
Success is found by constantly asking, “How can I make this better?”
Was the 8th grade education of the past just as challenging academically, if not more so, than that which happens in today's college classrooms?
What are Gnosticism and Pelagianism, the ancient errors criticised by Pope Francis?