The sinking of the Lusitania provides a prime example.
G. K. Chesterton was anything but a futurist. But perhaps he did have a few predictive powers.
November 9th marks the eightieth anniversary of Kristallnacht.
For nearly a quarter-century, the midterm elections that used to center on bread-and-butter issues like schools, crime—“the economy, stupid”—have now been little more than proxy wars to impeach the sitting president.
Today's reformation has many similarities with the one which occurred 500 years ago, only today's is not happening in the churches.
In an age where individuals are increasingly falling for socialist nostrums, Thomas Merton provides timeless lessons about why people choose bankrupt ideologies such as communism.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago offers some poignant advice for dealing with the friction in today's society.
For as often as the phrase “history repeats itself” is used, it’s shocking how rare it is for mankind to actually learn from its mistakes.
Civil wars happen when there is a profound philosophical incompatibility inside a nation.
As we eulogize this beacon of American capitalism, we should also celebrate one of its lesser-known achievements: using markets to combat Jim Crow laws.
Before socialism can succeed, the existing culture must change.
The TV series "The Man in the High Castle" sketches a world in which the Axis powers won World War II.
Should we associate political disagreements with mental illness with such a dark history behind that practice?
The presumption of innocence until proven guilty is a bed rock principle of Western Civilization. Protecting individuals from angry mobs remains a basic task of our judicial system.
A young group of students wants to nix remembering victims of past wars because such activities glorify warfare.
A new survey finds that a third of young voters identify with some form of socialism.
Should something as serious as guilt or innocence be left to experts?
In America, we celebrate democracy and are justifiably proud that this nation was founded on the idea that the people should rule.
That’s why it is so important that Americans be informed about their government. They are partakers in it. In fact, they control it.
The Soviet Union did not free the world of tyranny in World War II. It merely helped defeat one evil while ruthlessly attempting to supplant it with another one.
History has seen the rancor of the Kavanaugh hearings before.
The widely-accepted "history" of America's Gilded Age was grossly inaccurate, but it told a compelling story that many fell for hook, line, and sinker.
America wasn’t founded as a democracy to be run by voters acting on their feelings and opinions.
How do we correct a failing educational system?
Between the 1930s and 2008, the world economy experienced five significant economic crises. Although not all impacted the United States directly, they had severe repercussions in the countries affected.
The next generation of Texans may not care to “remember the Alamo” after a recent decision by the Texas State Board of Education.
The director and the star of “First Man,” a forthcoming film about Neil Armstrong and Apollo 11, are congratulating themselves for leaving out one of the most dramatic moments in spaceflight.
A British aristocrat has daughters but no sons, thus his title and estate must pass to a distant male relative. It’s the classic plot device in many famous stories – ranging from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to the TV show Downton Abbey.
Why have good manners become an object of scorn?