Seventeen years after Pearl Harbor the United States presided over a stable world order and a robust, growing economy. Seventeen years after 9/11, the United States looks weaker and poorer while the world looks less stable.
On the morning of September 11th, 2001, I got up expecting to unpack boxes in our new house. I wasn't ready for the phone call that came at 8:50 AM, telling me to get a cameraman and get to New York City.
It has been ten years since Lehmann Brothers investment bank collapsed. This set off the banking crisis which led to a world wide recession. These three movies give good insight into what happened, why and the consequences.
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?
The time is ripe, she said, for America to embrace the values that her uncle fought and prayed for.
"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us." - Winston Churchill
Venezualan dicator Nicolas Maduro appears to fulfill all the requirements of a tyrant who ought to be removed from office by assassination. But is killing a tyrant ever a good idea?
Whatever happened to the hat?
Would childhood anxiety and depression diminish if more parents followed through on giving chores?
The presence of Scots in Outlander is a sign of how far an historically repressed language has come in just a few decades.
Forty years ago, 60 percent of high school kids read books daily. Not anymore.
But is a shopping mall exactly what we have reduced the university to?
Some prime advice from the late University of Chicago president Robert Maynard Hutchins.
In 1961, I participated in what one newspaper in Richmond, Virginia, called “one of the most ambitious experiments in race-mixing the South had seen.”
In today’s society, conscientious people’s livelihoods are deliberately destroyed merely because they unknowingly give others offense.
The communist ideology in its purest form might be separated from its implementations, but at what point does it’s awful track record discredit any attempts to advocate it?
Of his own citizens, he famously declared, “I wish the Roman people had but a single neck” so he could hang them all at once.
Let’s look at patterns of Russian policy stretching back over three centuries.
A deleted Star Wars scene reveals that, at least in the 1970s, George Lucas understood that free markets make free people.
We shouldn't be so surprised that Russia hacked the 2016 election. They've been at this for a while.
Parents can glean a number of insights from Tolkien’s upbringing in the hopes of awakening some of the same hidden genius in their own offspring.
On Tuesday, August 7, The Charlemagne Institute (Intellectual Takeout's parent organization) is inviting ALL high school and college students to our seminar 'America's Founding Principles'.
Since it was introduced in 1968, the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to 79 individuals for their contributions to different branches of economics. Yet not all of them were economists by training.
Unless we are willing to open ourselves up to criticism and freely weigh, discuss, and consider the ideologies behind opposing viewpoints, will we not continue to relegate ourselves to a society where contention reigns supreme?
When acting on our desires in the marketplace means signing over our data to corporate entities, the erosion of choice is revealed to be the consequence of choice – or at least, the consequence of celebrating choice.
Perhaps the warning to the Western World is more like this: Be careful, or your carefully constructed globalism will ebb away into a new provincialism.