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The Rosetta Stone's Hidden Lesson on Taxes and Special Interests

The Rosetta Stone's Hidden Lesson on Taxes and Special Interests

Tax season is a good time to remind us that the history of taxes tells the story of whole civilizations.

 Why the Recent Push for the Equal Rights Amendment Isn’t Necessary

Why the Recent Push for the Equal Rights Amendment Isn’t Necessary

The current push to pass the ERA arguably has nothing to do with legal equality...

When French Atheists Committed Genocide

When French Atheists Committed Genocide

The monarchy the revolution deposed was mild and nonviolent in comparison with the revolution that followed it.

After 100 Years, Mussolini’s Fascist Party Is a Reminder of the Fragility of Freedom

After 100 Years, Mussolini’s Fascist Party Is a Reminder of the Fragility of Freedom

Mussolini's life offers deep, cautionary insights for contemporary politics.

What's the Problem with 'Reparations'?

What's the Problem with 'Reparations'?

As the issue of reparations for victims of slavery rages, we encounter a common problem: virtually no one is addressing the specifics of how such a reparations effort would be administered.

The New Moralism of Female Leaders

The New Moralism of Female Leaders

If we truly believe men and women to be equal, then does that include the capacity for mistakes?

Is Contentment Possible in the Midst of Calamity?

Is Contentment Possible in the Midst of Calamity?

G.K. Chesterton believed we have something to learn from the controversial and inflammatory Dominican friar Savonarola. Was he right?

The Unbundling of America’s Political Parties

The Unbundling of America’s Political Parties

 Their coalitions are co-existing uneasily—which could mean a shift and even a third-party challenger.

Don't Write Off Young 'Socialists'

Don't Write Off Young 'Socialists'

While public opinion has softened toward socialism, the public’s perception of what socialism is has shifted. 

Is Darwinism ‘Still True’? A Journalist Ponders the Question.

Is Darwinism ‘Still True’? A Journalist Ponders the Question.

If Darwinism was true, did it need to be touted as “still true?”

Will the Future Judge Us in the Same Way We Judge the Past?

Will the Future Judge Us in the Same Way We Judge the Past?

The future will judge us. If we are fortunate, our descendants will extend to us more understanding and mercy than we have recently shown our ancestors.

'They Shall Not Grow Old' and the Rise of Moral Nihilism

'They Shall Not Grow Old' and the Rise of Moral Nihilism

They Shall Not Grow Old is an extremely painful and powerful film to watch.

Marx and Lincoln: Comrades in the Making?

Marx and Lincoln: Comrades in the Making?

Looking back, it seems odd that the avatar of international communism and the exalted founder of the now pro-capitalist Republican Party were ideological bedfellows.

Bad Quotes of Some Bad Presidents

Bad Quotes of Some Bad Presidents

"The government is in us; we are the government, you and I."

Booker T. Washington’s Racial Compromise?

Booker T. Washington’s Racial Compromise?

Booker T. Washington indeed might have sought reconciliation between white and black, but his call was truly to his own race alone to educate themselves and to work hard to improve mind and character.

Why Are Young Men No Longer Solid Providers?

Why Are Young Men No Longer Solid Providers?

It appears that the genre of young-man-in-Mom’s-basement is no longer looked down upon but is in fact extolled as a viable career choice.

Why Bad Arguments Are So Persuasive

Why Bad Arguments Are So Persuasive

Why are so many people persuaded by bad arguments?

What Might Have Been: Russia's Missed Opportunity of 1917

What Might Have Been: Russia's Missed Opportunity of 1917

The Bolshevik coup d’état brought an end to the first democratic experiment in the history of Russia, thwarting the consolidation of liberal democracy in the Slavic country.

How 'Woke' Are You on World Poverty?

How 'Woke' Are You on World Poverty?

 The self-proclaimed woke are fast asleep, but you don’t have to be.

Why College Students Have More in Common with Non-PC Authors Than They Realize

Why College Students Have More in Common with Non-PC Authors Than They Realize

The difference between the liberality of the liberal arts and the censorship imposed by political liberals is that advocates of the liberal arts invite the “heretics” to the great conversation whereas political liberals seek to silence them as dangerous dissidents.

Why Elites Hate Border Walls

Why Elites Hate Border Walls

Cosmopolitans seek to tear down walls, literally and figuratively.

How Nostalgia Drives Both Political Parties

How Nostalgia Drives Both Political Parties

Both parties suffer from nostalgia for a “very peculiar kind of postwar moment” and both sides are fed up with the status quo, but for very different reasons.

A 1913 Prescription for ‘Toxic Masculinity’

A 1913 Prescription for ‘Toxic Masculinity’

A clear vision of manhood from an American hero.

What Cicero Would Say about Roger Stone

What Cicero Would Say about Roger Stone

Is Mr. Stone guilty of his alleged crimes? We don’t know.

Populist Rebellion: Then & Now

Populist Rebellion: Then & Now

The motif of the era we are living through has emerged as one of rebellion against the establishment and the oligarchy that perpetuates it. The larger question is whether some politically amorphous dissident army can upend the status quo.

Is Tucker Right?

Is Tucker Right?

Is Tucker Carlson right to argue that the free market can be destructive to the family?

Why Liberal Chesterton Shunned the Progressive Label

Why Liberal Chesterton Shunned the Progressive Label

Although many, including President Teddy Roosevelt, saw eugenics as a social good, G. K. Chesterton was not among them.

Where Is The Beauty in Buildings?

Where Is The Beauty in Buildings?

Each building has a voice, and each city, town, or village is merely a collection of those voices. 

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