History

Why do Media Ignore Communism's Criminal Past?

Why do Media Ignore Communism's Criminal Past?

Could it be linked to a sympathy with the ideal of Marxism?

Did a 15-Year-Old Student Discover a Lost Mayan City?

Did a 15-Year-Old Student Discover a Lost Mayan City?

Scientists acknowledge that the student, who used a star map and Google Earth, discovered something large and man made. 

Famous Journalist in 1920: One Day 'The White House Will Be Adorned by a Downright Moron'

Famous Journalist in 1920: One Day 'The White House Will Be Adorned by a Downright Moron'

Like many Americans today, Mencken was disappointed with the choices being offered to the American public in that year's presidential election. 

How to Actually 'Make America Great'

How to Actually 'Make America Great'

It's not through politics

What C.S. Lewis Thought of Testing

What C.S. Lewis Thought of Testing

Remarkable insight from the past on a trending issue.

Dying Words From 7 Founding Fathers

Dying Words From 7 Founding Fathers

Last words from some of the giants of the American Founding. 

Ben Franklin’s 4 Rules for Disagreeable People

Ben Franklin’s 4 Rules for Disagreeable People

In a world where quick wit and self-interest are the norm, Franklin’s words are worthy of reflection.

A Formula for Creating Wimpy, Unimaginative Kids

A Formula for Creating Wimpy, Unimaginative Kids

In keeping our kids safe, are we setting them up to be taken advantage of as adults?

Why Did Elvis Want to Be a Narc?

Why Did Elvis Want to Be a Narc?

A newly released film starring Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon explores the King's odd trip to meet Richard Nixon. 

Forgotten: What happened after the Doolittle Raid.

Forgotten: What happened after the Doolittle Raid.

It was pure savagery by the Japanese. 

An Auschwitz Survivior's Search for Meaning

An Auschwitz Survivior's Search for Meaning

Much can be learned from Viktor Frankl, a Jewish psychiatrist from Austria who spent three years in concentration camps.

Can You Recognize America’s First Political Cartoon?

Can You Recognize America’s First Political Cartoon?

Ben Franklin published it on this day in 1754.

Are We Discouraging Mothers from Their Most Important Work?

Are We Discouraging Mothers from Their Most Important Work?

Do we need to reconsider the mass societal encouragement of the two-parent income?

The one Trump comparison you haven’t heard yet

The one Trump comparison you haven’t heard yet

Students of Greek history will notice similarities with this famed Athenian general. 

Would Math Scores Improve if Schools Taught Logic?

Would Math Scores Improve if Schools Taught Logic?

"Math is simply a matter of stating the terms of your argument and then defending those statements using logic."

The Key Thing That Differentiates Ancient and Modern Schoolteachers

The Key Thing That Differentiates Ancient and Modern Schoolteachers

In recent years, America’s schools have attempted to train teachers of the highest quality.

The Woman Who Warned the World about Hitler

The Woman Who Warned the World about Hitler

The "Tory rebel" lost her seat in Parliament for her opposition to Neville Chamberlain, but was vindicated by history. 

Ben Franklin on the Value of Rational Debate

Ben Franklin on the Value of Rational Debate

In comparison to the rational debate fostered by Franklin and his fellows, is our debate all too often irrational?

The Actual ‘Sword in the Stone’?

The Actual ‘Sword in the Stone’?

Evidence suggests the Arthurian legend was inspired by the tomb of a reformed Tuscan knight. 

Would Hillary Clinton really be the first female president?
Audrey Hepburn on Life under Nazi Occupation

Audrey Hepburn on Life under Nazi Occupation

"It’s worse than you could ever imagine.” 

What the Catholic Church Said about the Public Schools in 1852

What the Catholic Church Said about the Public Schools in 1852

They voiced the same concerns of many Americans today.

Can You Pass An Eighth Grade Arithmetic Test from 1908?

Can You Pass An Eighth Grade Arithmetic Test from 1908?

These make the NAEP 8th grade sample questions look like a piece of cake.

10 Impressive Insights from Teddy Roosevelt

10 Impressive Insights from Teddy Roosevelt

The Rough Rider had a lot to say. 

C.S. Lewis’ Uncanny Foresight on the Decline of Education

C.S. Lewis’ Uncanny Foresight on the Decline of Education

"We may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when I’m as good as you has fully had its way."

Should Children Have Rights?

Should Children Have Rights?

Is there a way to give children rights without raising them to be ill-behaved little terrors?

U.S. Schools Using Greek and Latin to Boost Reading Skills

U.S. Schools Using Greek and Latin to Boost Reading Skills

One elementary school began teaching Greek and Latin word roots and saw interesting results...

More Evidence that America’s Education System is Getting Worse

More Evidence that America’s Education System is Getting Worse

Are parents going to have to take matters into their own hands and fill the many holes being left by today’s education system?

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