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Tocqueville: How Individualism is a Sign of Equality

Tocqueville: How Individualism is a Sign of Equality

When it comes to an emphasis on the individual, Americans lead the pack.

Everyone in the Developed World Owes This Man Their Life

Everyone in the Developed World Owes This Man Their Life

The Russian naval commander kept his cool when it mattered most. 

The Reason Why Universities Don’t Give Their Students Challenging Texts

The Reason Why Universities Don’t Give Their Students Challenging Texts

By avoiding difficult texts in our colleges and universities, have we tossed out the opportunities to create many real “geniuses”?

Failure Made Walt Disney Great

Failure Made Walt Disney Great

'You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.'

Study: Literacy in Ancient Israel Was ‘Far More Widespread than Previously Known’

Study: Literacy in Ancient Israel Was ‘Far More Widespread than Previously Known’

Even the lowest soldier in the Judaic army was literate, it appears. 

Is America Ripe for a Dictator?

Is America Ripe for a Dictator?

Here are the conditions that have given rise to dictators in the past.

7 Relevant Quotes for Tax Day

7 Relevant Quotes for Tax Day

Words to ponder in the face of a lighter wallet...

C.S. Lewis on the Decline of Reasoning

C.S. Lewis on the Decline of Reasoning

Today the education system and news media fail to awaken this power of reasoning in most.

Professor: One Reason Why Universities Became Day Cares

Professor: One Reason Why Universities Became Day Cares

Is it too late to encourage colleges to start acting like actual institutions of higher learning rather than a glorified form of preschool?

Thomas Jefferson's Fiction Reading List

Thomas Jefferson's Fiction Reading List

The Sage of Monticello read much more than treatises on government.

Millicent, Zombies, and the Gullibility of Americans

Millicent, Zombies, and the Gullibility of Americans

The recent viral zombie prank has an interesting parallel to Americans' lack of knowledge.

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

Ben Franklin’s 7 Steps to Financial Success

“Remember that Time is Money."

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”?

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