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Conservatives Once Condemned Dropping of Hiroshima Bomb

Conservatives Once Condemned Dropping of Hiroshima Bomb

The language they used to denounce the attack was harsher than Obama’s.

How Books in the Home Impact Future Income

How Books in the Home Impact Future Income

Earnings increased by 21% for men who grew up in a household full of books.
 

What Tocqueville Would Think about Modern Job Jumping

What Tocqueville Would Think about Modern Job Jumping

Ever feel that Americans are increasingly on the go?

A Revolutionary’s Guide to Creating a Workers' Paradise

A Revolutionary’s Guide to Creating a Workers' Paradise

7 easy steps courtesy of Vladimir Lenin. 

To Hell and Back

To Hell and Back

The autobiography of America’s most decorated soldier in World War II will wake you up to the realities of war.

Worthy of our Inheritance?

Worthy of our Inheritance?

I have been blessed beyond measure to inherit a free country because others have fought and many have died. 

How Well Do You Know Your Memorial Day Facts?

How Well Do You Know Your Memorial Day Facts?

Refresh your Memorial Day knowledge with the quiz below!

Who Was Joan of Arc?

Who Was Joan of Arc?

A look back on the Maid of Orleans for the anniversary of her death.

Bonhoeffer on the ‘Levelling Down’ of Society

Bonhoeffer on the ‘Levelling Down’ of Society

“We are witnessing the levelling down of all ranks of society...."

Can You Define These Winning Scripps Spelling Bee Words?

Can You Define These Winning Scripps Spelling Bee Words?

You may not be able to spell them, but do you know their definitions?

Should Boys be Encouraged to Live Dangerously?

Should Boys be Encouraged to Live Dangerously?

When I was a child, my father regaled me with tales of how he and his friends once formed “The Boys Army” and spent their days creating original inventions and stockpiling weapons in their homemade fort in the woods.

Was this Man the Founding Father of Fascism?

Was this Man the Founding Father of Fascism?

Was this 19th century historian the prophet of despotism?

What is Law?

What is Law?

Something to keep in mind if the world falls apart. 

16 Politically Incorrect Thoughts from H.D. Thoreau

16 Politically Incorrect Thoughts from H.D. Thoreau

Warning: Some of these ideas may cause dizziness, shortness of breath, or irritation to conformist thinkers. 

More Evidence of Male-Female Role Reversal?

More Evidence of Male-Female Role Reversal?

More employed young men are choosing to live with their parents. Guess what employed young women are doing.

Why We Need Alpha Males

Why We Need Alpha Males

Somebody has to fight the wolves. 

We Warned the Japanese…

We Warned the Japanese…

Still, the bombings of Japan during World War II raise tough questions.

Study of National Differences requires Tough-Mindedness

Study of National Differences requires Tough-Mindedness

We probably need more of that these days.

How Pagan Writings Convinced a Famous Atheist to Convert to Christianity

How Pagan Writings Convinced a Famous Atheist to Convert to Christianity

"If I met the idea of sacrifice in a Pagan story I didn’t mind it at all … I liked it very much and was mysteriously moved by it."

Whoa. Are Law Schools Testing the Apprenticeship Model?

Whoa. Are Law Schools Testing the Apprenticeship Model?

The University of Minnesota Law School is piloting a program that will enable students to spend a majority of their third year working in a law office receiving real-world experience instead of sitting in a classroom.

4 Blasphemies From John Stuart Mill on Public Education

4 Blasphemies From John Stuart Mill on Public Education

Public school educators aren't going to like hearing these.

Death By Government: The Primary Fact of the 20th Century

Death By Government: The Primary Fact of the 20th Century

Four times as many people were killed by their own government as were killed in war from 1914-1991.

Lou Gehrig and the Culture of Victimhood

Lou Gehrig and the Culture of Victimhood

Would we see less social discord if more Americans responded to their complaints with the attitude which Gehrig took?

The Hidden Philosophical Message in 'Gladiator'

The Hidden Philosophical Message in 'Gladiator'

In his final scene, Maximus undergoes what may be termed a gladiator’s “deathbed conversion.” 

Don’t Find Yourself, Overcome Yourself

Don’t Find Yourself, Overcome Yourself

The modern obsession with self-discovery is all wrong, suggests a Harvard professor and his colleague. 

Racial Unrest is Tame Compared to a Century Ago

Racial Unrest is Tame Compared to a Century Ago

Following World War I, racial violence in America reached an ugly apex. 

Did Bad Hemorrhoids Cause Napoleon to Lose at Waterloo?

Did Bad Hemorrhoids Cause Napoleon to Lose at Waterloo?

It's a persistent claim and the theme of a popular book. 

How Tyrants Rise: Plato's Eerie 2,500 Year-Old Warning

How Tyrants Rise: Plato's Eerie 2,500 Year-Old Warning

When citizens are alienated from the political process they look to a champion to attack the oligarchs ruling over them. The champion will become the tyrant, Plato suggests. 

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