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Most Americans Can’t Answer These Four Civics Questions… Here’s One Reason Why

Most Americans Can’t Answer These Four Civics Questions… Here’s One Reason Why

Those who fail to understand the principles upon which our government is founded risk losing their freedoms.

5 Facts about Karl Marx

5 Facts about Karl Marx

This Saturday is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, the most destructively influential writer on economics in world history.

5 Facts about Frederick Douglass

5 Facts about Frederick Douglass

Here are five facts you should know about this writer, orator, statesman, and abolitionist.

5 Myths about the Great Depression and New Deal

5 Myths about the Great Depression and New Deal

This year marks the 85th anniversary of the New Deal, the controversial set of programs, public works, and economic reforms that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt undertook to combat America’s Great Depression.

What Did Hannah Arendt Really Mean by the Banality of Evil?

What Did Hannah Arendt Really Mean by the Banality of Evil?

Can one do evil without being evil? This was the puzzling question that the philosopher Hannah Arendt grappled with when she reported for on the war crimes trial of Nazi Adolph Eichmann.

When ‘Civilization’ Became a Bad Word

When ‘Civilization’ Became a Bad Word

A new update of Kenneth Clark's famous "Civilisation" mini-series turns Clark upside down.

Imperialism Is Baked into America’s (Progressive) DNA

Imperialism Is Baked into America’s (Progressive) DNA

Our heritage of foreign intervention is a new one, an innovation introduced by the progressives. To imagine a clean and humane progressivism is, simply, a fool’s errand. There is no such thing as a non-racist and non-imperialist progressivism…

Why Every Woman Should Read Barbara Bush’s 1990 Commencement Speech

Why Every Woman Should Read Barbara Bush’s 1990 Commencement Speech

Is it time to return to the wisdom Barbara Bush presented at Wellesley so many years ago?

The Nation’s Report Card Shows Reading Scores Remain Lousy. Here’s How We Can Improve Them.
Only Congress Has the Power to Declare War. Just Ask James Madison

Only Congress Has the Power to Declare War. Just Ask James Madison

Since 2001 the United States has been in a perpetual state of undeclared war. We have ignored Madison’s warning for too long.

Why the Left Is Wrong About Jefferson’s ‘Wall of Separation Between Church and State’

Why the Left Is Wrong About Jefferson’s ‘Wall of Separation Between Church and State’

A renaissance man with a long and accomplished legacy, Jefferson played a major role in the founding of the United States of America—and establishing its strong protections for religious freedom for all.

Social Justice: When good becomes evil?

Social Justice: When good becomes evil?

In their effort to right wrongs, the Social Justice warriors often commit the very evil they are attempting to erase.

15 of Mark Twain’s Sassiest Witticisms
‘I Believe Because It Is Absurd’: Understanding Christianity’s First Meme

‘I Believe Because It Is Absurd’: Understanding Christianity’s First Meme

Religious belief is often thought to evince a precarious kind of commitment, in which the degree of conviction is inversely proportional to correspondence with the facts.

The Mr. Rogers-ification of Christianity

The Mr. Rogers-ification of Christianity

In modern American culture, Christianity is admirable so long as it is reduced to a series of vague, humanistic platitudes.

Abraham Lincoln’s ‘Letter to His Son's Teacher’ is Totally Fake

Abraham Lincoln’s ‘Letter to His Son's Teacher’ is Totally Fake

A letter Abraham Lincoln allegedly wrote to his son's school teacher on the first day of class is quite charming. There's one big problem with it, however.

Schools Once Taught Biblical Literacy. Should They Do So Again?

Schools Once Taught Biblical Literacy. Should They Do So Again?

Its contributions to cultural literacy make a pretty strong case.

Rebuilding community starts with rebuilding family?

Rebuilding community starts with rebuilding family?

If it is in family that we are first provided security, love, community, and socialization, then it seems reasonable to ponder the link between the collapse of community and the collapse of the family.

A Good Friday Remembrance from the Heart of the Holocaust

A Good Friday Remembrance from the Heart of the Holocaust

An experience in the concentration camp caused one woman to abandon her indifference toward the suffering of Christ.

Pass a test to vote?

Pass a test to vote?

According to the NAEP, less than 25% of both public and private school students are considered proficient in Civics by Grade 12. Only 12% are considered proficient in U.S. History!

The Real Reason We Have Mass Shootings
March for Our Lives: Can they answer this tough question?

March for Our Lives: Can they answer this tough question?

What changed between the days when kids were trusted to bring guns to school and store them in lockers to our times of “zero-tolerance”?

Creativity Scores in America Have Steadily Declined Since 1990. Why?

Creativity Scores in America Have Steadily Declined Since 1990. Why?

As schooling has expanded over the past several decades, consuming more of childhood than ever before, and becoming more standardized and restrictive, it should be no surprise that American creativity has simultaneously plummeted.

Leo Tolstoy Believed Life Was Meaningless. This Changed His Mind.

Leo Tolstoy Believed Life Was Meaningless. This Changed His Mind.

In his autobiographical book A Confession, Leo Tolstoy described the nihilistic beliefs that haunted him.

How Western Civilization Survived 'By the Skin of Its Teeth'

How Western Civilization Survived 'By the Skin of Its Teeth'

As in the early Middle Ages, Western Civilization finds its future threatened once again.

8 Times Law-Abiding Citizens Saved Lives With an AR-15

8 Times Law-Abiding Citizens Saved Lives With an AR-15

Why would any law-abiding citizen need an AR-15?

4 Bits of Advice from Ben Franklin on How to Be a ‘Rational Being’

4 Bits of Advice from Ben Franklin on How to Be a ‘Rational Being’

Does our society need to revive the simple straightforwardness of cultivating rational creatures?

Does Putin Want to Make Moscow 'the Third Rome'?

Does Putin Want to Make Moscow 'the Third Rome'?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has been described as a Byzantine Emperor in style, positioning Russia as the “third Rome.” In western history books, on the other hand, the Bzyantine Empire is all but ignored, pointing as it does to the east.

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