The paradox is this: All that is radical must be rooted.
Do we have the intellectual honesty and courage to admit that some of the past’s ideas might still be beneficial?
How did Franklin get to be such a prolific, proficient, and admirable author? The answer is simple...
The herd mentality. The susceptibility to propaganda. The philistine disdain for higher ideals.
Voting is a basic civic duty in a democracy. But are incentives to vote actually helpful?
Hazing practices have a deep history and cross-cultural universality.
It all comes down to two things, says an Iraqi-born writer.
Important words to remember during these difficult times.
Popular culture often overlooks that MLK's ideas and rhetoric were steeped in the Western tradition.
With a Trump presidency at hand an inescapable historical irony deserves to be noted.
A speech for the ages.
Give me the dawn of the Greek golden age in philosophy and not the setting of reason’s sun in the gloom, doom and nihilism of postmodernism.
The etymology of the term is a mystery
Who is better equipped to help the poor: bureaucracy or caring citizens?
A Michigan man's ticketing for warming up his car on a frigid day brings to mind something Bertrand Russell wrote on "petty power."
President Obama said goodbye to the nation last night. Did his speech measure up?
Would Paine equate today's politicians with King George?
In a state devoted to upholding the principle of equality – as a democracy does – chance is the proper and only foundation of authority.
Would we see a change for the better in the nation’s schools if education was placed back in the hands of local communities?
This thesis was common in the ancient world.
We waste a lot of time trying to plow through books without a clear purpose.
Pushing everyone toward college can only lead to disillusionment and lost opportunities for both the student and society at large.
School has nothing to do with freedom.
Even though many indicators look amazing today, if history is any guide, we are due for another economic downturn.
Thomas Jefferson recognized the value of making a list of goals to strive after.
Rudyard Kipling’s outspoken views on the foreign and domestic policies of his day guaranteed him some powerful enemies.
A few interesting discoveries you may have missed this year.
Looking forward to a great 2017 of rational and reasoned discourse with you, our wonderful audience!