The “conventional wisdom” may be conventional, but it’s often not wisdom.
Human rights can be a polarizing topic in modern political discourse. So where do rights come from, and how do modern views of rights differ from those of the Founders?
No one would assert that the Constitution is perfect. Not even the founders themselves thought it was. But while not perfect, is the Constitution a problem?
Any power exercised by the federal government that is not among those delegated in the Constitution is power exercised without the consent of the governed.
What we now consider stupid and dangerous ideas of the past, progressives see as useful in the present.
As Americans celebrate the 4th of July holiday, it’s a good time to reflect on just how little college students know...
For the unlucky few who win the internet lottery, misdeeds become fodder for public judgement. Did the severity of the crime match the severity of the punishment?
On July 4th, Americans celebrate our freedoms. Unfortunately, we all but ignore the only President born on Independence Day—Calvin Coolidge, who, though denigrated by historians, produced remarkable results without sacrificing them
“Every man realized in an instant what that order meant, death or wounds to us all; the sacrifice of the regiment to gain a few minutes time and save the position, and probably the battlefield, and every man saw and accepted the necessity for the sacrifice."
As we get closer to the mid-term election in November, we can expect the violence to escalate.
They pulled through. Will we?
While democracy historically was part of the great movement for human liberty, majorities potentially could be as dictatorial and dangerous as the most ruthless and oppressive kings and princes of the past.
The latest data places the United States as only the 18th freest country in the world. Do we lack a freedom mindset?
Alcuin was an 8th century cleric. Never heard of him? You should have.
The constitutional system the Founding Fathers built is strong, but it can’t survive when citizens en masse are ready to come to blows with one another on a semipermanent basis.
The Founders were blissfully free from the modern mythology surrounding government.
Denying Someone a Place to Eat Violates Timeless Norms of Hospitality that Go Back to the Homeric Age
Hospitality has changed from ancient times, but some basic elements still linger today.
If the PC craziness can topple Laura Ingalls Wilder, then it can topple just about anything.
The world is a different place now than in 2004.
In her book Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World, Deirdre McCloskey offers a persuasive narrative that explores the causes of the Industrial Revolution.
Did Hitler Really Say People Will ‘Endure Almost Any Curtailment of Liberty’ if it’s ‘Perceived as Working for the Benefit of the Children’?
A reputed quote by Adolph Hitler has been trending on social media. I was asked to verify whether the quote is true.
The Roman Empire crumbled to dust because it lacked the spirit of liberalism and free enterprise.
Rather than being a Utopia, socialism and communism in practice create a hell on earth.
Being on the right side of history depends on what we mean by history itself.
No matter how conciliatory President Trump is, for peace to occur, Kim Jong-un is going to have to decide to retire from organized crime and allow North Korea to prosper by becoming a nation producing and trading legal goods and services.
In April 1945, three days before his death, Adolf Hitler expressed regret that he'd 'been so kind.'
Ronald Reagan Challenged Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev to ‘Tear Down’ the Berlin Wall 31 Years Ago Today
On this day (June 12) President Ronald Reagan gave what is probably his most famous and influential speech — the “Berlin Wall speech” — at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin, Germany on June 12, 1987.
How often do experts try to solve problems in ways that strike them as thoroughly sensible when in fact their solutions are so obviously senseless?