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 10 Things to Know About the Real St. Patrick

10 Things to Know About the Real St. Patrick

Patrick’s own writings and early accounts of the saint’s career reveal many interesting details about the life of this patron saint of Ireland.

Hannah Arendt on How Loneliness Breeds Terror

Hannah Arendt on How Loneliness Breeds Terror

In her classic work The Origins of Totalitarianism, the philosopher Hannah Arendt described loneliness as 'the common ground for terror' and 'the essence of totalitarian government.'

Survey: Only One-Third of Students Think the Constitution Should Protect Hate Speech

Survey: Only One-Third of Students Think the Constitution Should Protect Hate Speech

College students are very supportive of free speech protection... but only if it fits within their idea of diversity and inclusion.

The Bath School Massacre: The Worst School Attack in U.S. History

The Bath School Massacre: The Worst School Attack in U.S. History

On May 18, 1927, a deranged and embittered farmer named Andrew Kehoe committed the worst school mass killing in American history. 

This 1835 Description of Europe Explains Modern America’s Agitation

This 1835 Description of Europe Explains Modern America’s Agitation

There's a major ingredient Americans have cast aside which may be causing today's chaos.

How Marcus Aurelius Influenced Adam Smith (No, Really)

How Marcus Aurelius Influenced Adam Smith (No, Really)

Adam Smith's appreciation for the Stoic emperor's writings is evident in his own work.

'Get on the Right Side of History': A Phrase G.K. Chesterton Would Have Understood

'Get on the Right Side of History': A Phrase G.K. Chesterton Would Have Understood

Telling others to 'get on the right side of history' is not just a form of intellectual bullying. It also reveals a tyrannical dimension to those who'd invoke the future to destroy the past.

William F. Buckley, Jr. on Collectivism, Morality, and Power

William F. Buckley, Jr. on Collectivism, Morality, and Power

Ten years after his death, a look back on William F. Buckley, Jr. and his thoughts on collectivism, morality, freedom, and power.

5 Reasons We Should Still Read Cicero

5 Reasons We Should Still Read Cicero

Cicero was far ahead of his time on the topic of private property.

What Ivy League Professors Could Learn from George Washington

What Ivy League Professors Could Learn from George Washington

His attitude toward life is a good place to start.

5 Facts about Billy Graham (1918–2018)

5 Facts about Billy Graham (1918–2018)

Here are five facts you should know about the man who became the world’s most famous Protestant evangelist.

Young People Don’t Know How to Date Anymore. Here’s Why.

Young People Don’t Know How to Date Anymore. Here’s Why.

College professors are realizing that their students don't know how to do anything beyond hooking up.

Why Does America Have a Second Amendment?

Why Does America Have a Second Amendment?

Prominent writers are calling for repeal of the Second Amendment. This invites an important question: Why do we have it in the first place?

Is Western Civilization Committing Suicide?

Is Western Civilization Committing Suicide?

“A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within.”

5 Facts about Washington’s Birthday

5 Facts about Washington’s Birthday

In honor of George Washington’s birthday, here are 5 things you should know about the day set aside for our America’s premier founding father.

Keynes and the Myth of Permanent Deficit Spending

Keynes and the Myth of Permanent Deficit Spending

John Maynard Keynes is often remembered as an advocate for permanent deficits. In fact, he opposed them.

Frederick Douglass Knew That Racial Identity Is No Antidote to Racial Injustice

Frederick Douglass Knew That Racial Identity Is No Antidote to Racial Injustice

Now no less than in his own day, the nation would do well to attend the wisdom of Frederick Douglass.

Who Was St. Valentine and Why is February 14 a Romantic Holiday?

Who Was St. Valentine and Why is February 14 a Romantic Holiday?

The history of the Saint Valentine (176-273 A.D.) is hazy and legends vary.

The 'Real' St. Valentine Was No Patron of Love

The 'Real' St. Valentine Was No Patron of Love

At the root of our modern holiday is a beautiful fiction. St. Valentine was no lover or patron of love.

7 Simple Ways Parents Can Prepare Their Children for Adulthood

7 Simple Ways Parents Can Prepare Their Children for Adulthood

Do parents know how to raise children to be well-adjusted members of society?

10 Weird Facts on the Lincoln Assassination

10 Weird Facts on the Lincoln Assassination

One of the most dramatic events in American history is shrouded in mystery and oddity. 

Bended-Knee Proposals: Reconsidering the Tradition

Bended-Knee Proposals: Reconsidering the Tradition

Does the bended-knee proposal give a distorted view of marriage?

Viktor Frankl’s Guide to Living a Life of Meaning

Viktor Frankl’s Guide to Living a Life of Meaning

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's 1946 work 'Man’s Search for Meaning' is considered one of the most influential books of all time. It may also hold a key to happiness and success.

He Was a President Who Understood Principle

He Was a President Who Understood Principle

Coolidge was the rare sort of politician who stuck by his principles of fiscal responsibility and governmental restraint.

Why the World Needs Optimists

Why the World Needs Optimists

We certainly can’t force ourselves to be happy, but we don’t have to because that’s not what true optimism is about.

FISA Memo: Who controls our government?

FISA Memo: Who controls our government?

If the allegations are true, the country could be facing the worst scandal in all of its history. 

A Century Ago, Progressives Were the Ones Shouting 'Fake News'

A Century Ago, Progressives Were the Ones Shouting 'Fake News'

No, Donald Trump didn't coin the term "fake news."

Understanding the Cultural Left's Intolerance

Understanding the Cultural Left's Intolerance

The Soviet historian Martin Malia observed that Marx's teachings advocated opposition against any person possessing the wrong “consciousness.”

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