Nowadays, the norm when reading a book alone is to read it silently to oneself. Apparently, this practice was unusual in the ancient world.
Pope Francis called for ‘weapons of love’ in the wake of the ISIS attack on Brussels. If a previous Pope had made a similar call to arms, Christendom might not exist today.
On March 28, 193 A.D., Rome’s elite bodyguard committed an atrocity that scarred the imperial throne.
Some of Pilate's actions and words were perfectly understandable.
Here’s the story behind the painting.
Here’s what ‘Maundy’ means. And how it’s relevant.
There was a time when intellectuals in the West were enthralled with Communism and viewed Lenin and Stalin in heroic terms.
Despite its religious undertones, is the Messiah an important part of western tradition we all need to know?
It’s often said that you can tell a lot about a person’s life by the way they behave at their death.
The Brussels attacks reveal an open society isn't the problem.
“It seems to me that there is scarce any Accomplishment more necessary to a Man of Sense, than that of Writing well in his Mother Tongue.”
On the anniversary of his ‘liberty or death’ speech, we ask a bizarre question: Was the famed American orator literate?
4 simple methods every parent and teacher should know.
Many of the cherished witticisms we attribute to Lincoln cannot be directly sourced to America’s 16th president.
Sometimes humor is the best at revealing deficiencies.
The larger system of innovation is built on the quest for comfort, for entertainment, for what often looks like decadence.
Official recognition by the Secretary of State is a good thing. But what next?
These can help people look at history more objectively.
The resistance has powerful tools at its disposal.
An 18th-century historian may have foretold what's happening now.
Here’s a thought on where the myth came from, though.
Here's why we have them and why they matter.
It has applications to us today.
Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it...
North Korea has sentenced Otto Warmbier to 15 years of hard labor.
Christ-like might not be what some people think.
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