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8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

Nearly two thousand years ago, a well-known philosopher laid out the characteristics that make up a rational person. 

How John Dewey 'Deadened the Souls' of America's Children

How John Dewey 'Deadened the Souls' of America's Children

If Horace Mann set out education’s goals, it was John Dewey who provided the progressive methodology.

Why We Are a Republic, Not a Democracy

Why We Are a Republic, Not a Democracy

Is it ignorance of or contempt for our Constitution that fuels the movement to abolish the Electoral College?

Did the Catholic Church Invent Propaganda?

Did the Catholic Church Invent Propaganda?

A brief look at the history of propaganda. 

How Today’s Students Can Become Great Writers by Using Thomas Jefferson’s Methods

How Today’s Students Can Become Great Writers by Using Thomas Jefferson’s Methods

Today's schools appear to neglect teaching the very things which made Jefferson's writing great.

7 Timeless Life Lessons from Marcus Aurelius

7 Timeless Life Lessons from Marcus Aurelius

Wise was he. (So spend five minutes on his couch.)

The FBI's Attacks on MLK, Jr. Are Helpful Reminders for Today

The FBI's Attacks on MLK, Jr. Are Helpful Reminders for Today

Today, the FBI and other American intelligence agencies are attempting to legalize what was once considered illegal, or at least of questionable legality. 

Why One Inner City College is Bringing Back Plato

Why One Inner City College is Bringing Back Plato

Instead of teaching woke literature that’s social justice compatible, the college is teaching Plato.

What Today’s Young Men and Women Can Learn From the Abernathy Boys

What Today’s Young Men and Women Can Learn From the Abernathy Boys

The exploits of these two boys will horrify today's helicopter parents.

William of Ockham: The Man Who Started the Decline of the West

William of Ockham: The Man Who Started the Decline of the West

In modern accounts of the decline of the West, it’s become common to blame one man in particular for starting that decline.

Couple Forced to Dismantle Dream Treehouse. Because Regulations.

Couple Forced to Dismantle Dream Treehouse. Because Regulations.

Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen checked with the government before building an elaborate treehouse on their private property. Then the government changed its mind.

Could You Pass Thomas Edison’s Hiring Test? Probably Not.

Could You Pass Thomas Edison’s Hiring Test? Probably Not.

The exam consisted of 146 questions and required a score of 90 percent to pass.

The Future Will Not Be Dull

The Future Will Not Be Dull

The future in a representative capitalist democracy has never shown any inclination to permanency, but the volume and velocity of change approaching our species in the current age may be unprecedented.

Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ Shows the Founders Were Right About the Presidency

Wolff’s ‘Fire and Fury’ Shows the Founders Were Right About the Presidency

Michael Wolff’s new book Fire and Fury paints an ugly portrait of President Trump—and shows the Founders were right when it came to power and the presidency.

Archbishop Damaskinos: The Greek Clergyman Who Stared Down the Nazis

Archbishop Damaskinos: The Greek Clergyman Who Stared Down the Nazis

In Greece today, Archbishop Damaskinosis is universally remembered as a hero for all humanity.

Everything You Know About the Gospel of Paul is Probably Wrong

Everything You Know About the Gospel of Paul is Probably Wrong

The Apostle Paul’s teachings, as taken directly from the Greek of his letters, emphasize neither original guilt nor imputed righteousness.

Ben Franklin’s 5 Secrets to Successful Friendships

Ben Franklin’s 5 Secrets to Successful Friendships

As one of America's earliest diplomats, Franklin had firsthand experience in gaining and maintaining valuable friendships.

Trump vs. Bannon: Have you ever met a billionaire?

Trump vs. Bannon: Have you ever met a billionaire?

Based on experience, here's what to make of the spat as well as some advice to all of us in the peanut gallery

Dueling: Time to bring it back?

Dueling: Time to bring it back?

If we want honor to make a comeback in our culture, it does come at a price.

An Overlooked Cause of Rome’s Decline

An Overlooked Cause of Rome’s Decline

In a fifteen-year span, a quarter to a third of the empire's population was wiped out.

Knowing Their Harm, Politicians Still Push for Minimum Wages

Knowing Their Harm, Politicians Still Push for Minimum Wages

We have minimum wage hikes for the same reason we have rent control, protectionism, and thousands of other destructive policies.

What the 'Jesus Never Existed' Folks Often Overlook

What the 'Jesus Never Existed' Folks Often Overlook

Did Jesus of Nazareth really exist? Some historians say the evidence is weak. But by what standard?

Why Cicero Merits Renewed Attention

Why Cicero Merits Renewed Attention

Justice and liberty have no better spokesman than Cicero.

Celebrating New Year's with The Twilight Zone

Celebrating New Year's with The Twilight Zone

The basic premise of the show—ordinary human beings caught in extraordinary (and often supernatural) circumstances—never grows old.  

A Little Dusting of Snow on My Hometown

A Little Dusting of Snow on My Hometown

5 feet of snow is keeping families together like nothing else does these days!

A Holiday in Siberia: A Child's Story of Survival in a Soviet Concentration Camp

A Holiday in Siberia: A Child's Story of Survival in a Soviet Concentration Camp

Marysa Dac was 16 months old when horror engulfed Poland.

Why People Fall for Fake History

Why People Fall for Fake History

The story told to today's students about the birth of the modern West is largely false.

Massachusetts Adopted Common Core – and It’s Beginning to Show

Massachusetts Adopted Common Core – and It’s Beginning to Show

Unless schools begin grounding students in timeless knowledge, will we increasingly see passion backed by a lack of reason and a decline of rational discourse?

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