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Is Kleptocracy the Most Common Form of Government?

Is Kleptocracy the Most Common Form of Government?

Kleptocracy means 'rule by thieves'

Ben Franklin’s 7 Steps to Financial Success
A New Way to Remedy American Students’ Ignorance of History?

A New Way to Remedy American Students’ Ignorance of History?

According to a study released several years ago by the Anti-Defamation League, “half of the people in the world have never heard of the Holocaust.”

A Muslim King Makes a Gesture Toward Christians

A Muslim King Makes a Gesture Toward Christians

King Abdullah of Jordan, a Muslim, announced that he is funding the restoration of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

Germany’s Student Right in the 1920s Was Just Like Today’s Student Left

Germany’s Student Right in the 1920s Was Just Like Today’s Student Left

In his history Modern Times, Paul Johnson writes how extremist groups on the right coordinated with students to fan activism and foment protests.

2,200-Year-Old Poop Reveals Mystery of Where Hannibal’s Army Crossed Alps

2,200-Year-Old Poop Reveals Mystery of Where Hannibal’s Army Crossed Alps

Officials at Queen’s University Belfast announced they have solid evidence of where Hannibal’s army crossed into Italia, finally answering the question that perplexed historians for centuries.

What Did Nietzsche Mean by ‘God is Dead’?

What Did Nietzsche Mean by ‘God is Dead’?

Though most people have heard of Nietzsche’s “God is dead” claim, there are few who understand its intended meaning.   

Do Kids Today Need More Hands-on Education?

Do Kids Today Need More Hands-on Education?

Has the education system overlooked one of the most effective ways to give students an academic boost?

Intellectual Work Begins in Ecstasy

Intellectual Work Begins in Ecstasy

The word comes from the Greek ekstasis, meaning “standing outside of oneself.”

1899 Insurance Co.: No Insurance for ‘Intemperate or Immoral’ People

1899 Insurance Co.: No Insurance for ‘Intemperate or Immoral’ People

In a way, it elucidates a current political and cultural battle picking up steam.

The Founding Fathers on What to Do With Poor People

The Founding Fathers on What to Do With Poor People

7 quotes on what they thought

The Core Values of a Gentleman

The Core Values of a Gentleman

These classic, core values apply to a Gentlemen from any century.

Education Today: An Inch Deep and a Mile Wide?

Education Today: An Inch Deep and a Mile Wide?

Today’s education system too often emphasizes quantity over quality.

Bonhoeffer on the ‘Stupidity’ That Led to Hitler’s Rise

Bonhoeffer on the ‘Stupidity’ That Led to Hitler’s Rise

Americans today might do well to heed Bonhoeffer’s warning.  

Must a Jewish Baker Make a Nazi Cake?

Must a Jewish Baker Make a Nazi Cake?

Sacrificing principle for the sake of marginalized groups is short-sighted

Has the Public School System Become Tyrannical?

Has the Public School System Become Tyrannical?

“Pick your child up from school and you could be charged with trespassing.”

14 Facts on Beer and U.S. Presidents

14 Facts on Beer and U.S. Presidents

Can you guess which beer-guzzling president named his hounds “Drunkard,” “Tippler,” and “Tipsy”?

Are Kids More Capable than Today’s Parents Realize?

Are Kids More Capable than Today’s Parents Realize?

A lesson from Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Farmer Boy"

Who is Assata Shakur?

Who is Assata Shakur?

In the 1970s she took part in the execution of a cop. 

How the Declaration of Independence was Unoriginal

How the Declaration of Independence was Unoriginal

Thomas Jefferson stole a bit from John Locke. 

This Reason for the Veto is Practically Unheard of these Days

This Reason for the Veto is Practically Unheard of these Days

On this day in 1792, George Washington issued the first presidential veto in American history.

How a Man Can Tell if a Woman Loves Him, According to Sir Walter Raleigh

How a Man Can Tell if a Woman Loves Him, According to Sir Walter Raleigh

Raleigh cautioned his son to avoid choosing a wife solely on her physical merits, for marrying for beauty, he said, binds a man to that which “perchance will neither last nor please thee one year.”

How Did Ancient Humans Interpret Eclipses?

How Did Ancient Humans Interpret Eclipses?

On April 4, 2094 B.C. the world’s first recorded eclipse took place. And people freaked. 

What makes an American? (Part 2)

What makes an American? (Part 2)

If it’s the Constitution, we’re in trouble. 

Gandhi’s Warm Letter to Hitler

Gandhi’s Warm Letter to Hitler

 

It’s safe to say that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is one of the most revered figures of the twentieth century.

His method of patient, peaceful resistance to British colonial rule proved both wise and effective. He said many beautiful things, demonstrated powerful discipline, and was a deeply spiritual man.

Beverly Cleary on Why Today’s Kids Aren’t Free to Roam

Beverly Cleary on Why Today’s Kids Aren’t Free to Roam

The author of Ramona Quimby & Co. brings up a reason why free-range parenting might not work anymore.

The Shakespeare Forger Who Duped England

The Shakespeare Forger Who Duped England

On April Fools’ Day, a look back on one of the great deceptions in modern history. 

The Tarantino-like End of Richard the Lionheart

The Tarantino-like End of Richard the Lionheart

His fascinating and turbulent life included a bizarre and gruesome ending. 

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