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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. 

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. 

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