The monastery was the most influential institution in Western Europe during the Middle Ages.
Every December we hear about the 'War on Christmas.' But do you know where it really began?
The Bill of Rights contains our most basic and important freedoms... but many Americans can't even name them. Can you?
There is perhaps no manlier icon in Hollywood history than John Wayne.
The legacy of the Bill of Rights is this: What government did not create, it can neither bestow nor confiscate.
Author Catherine Nixey offers a history worth reading the 'The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World.'
A look at the the origin and development of Hanukkah over the past more than 2,000 years.
The rags to riches backstory of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is one we could all stand to hear.
Laura M. Nicolae, a student at Harvard studying math, shared the story of her father in the college newspaper. And it was powerful.
J.R.R. Tolkien learned some things about human nature, sex and love during and following his love affair with wife Edith Bratt. Here are eight observations.
“I believe a man is happier, and happy in a richer way, if he has ‘the freeborn mind’. But I doubt whether he can have this without economic independence, which the new society is abolishing."
Is it time to start teaching kids how to think instead of what to think?
In his Farewell Address, George Washington urged America to be non-interventionist, but that was before the nuclear age.
American schools have been following the educational ideas of one man for a number of decades... and student knowledge continues to stagnate.
Friedrich Hayek was right to voice caution against using coercion to achieve a 'greater good'.
Only 18 percent of today's 8th graders are proficient in U.S. history, and barely any could probably pass this test.
Black Friday videos reveal a lot about human nature.
In a culture so animated by people wanting, taking, and consuming, Thanksgiving stands alone. It is a time of humility, a time to remember all those who toiled and struggled to secure the blessings we have, a time to maybe even acknowledge the hand of Providence.
The first President's humility, faith, and outlook stand in stark contrast to the politicians of our time.
Without the dogged activism of Sarah Josepha Hale, Thanksgiving may never have become the national holiday it is today.
It is an odd thing about man; even at peace we need outlets for competition and conflict.
The cultural historian Jacques Barzun suggested that persecution is just as likely to germinate in an atmosphere of intellectual inquiry as under an atmosphere of repression.
The Proto-gospel of James tends to fill in gaps left by the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.
Cicero was the Roman Socrates, a man who stood for the community over time, rather than the community of the moment. Like his Greek ancestor, Cicero died a martyr.
A sobering comparison of the results of the Inquisition and secular torture.
The English historian Paul Johnson wondered if America could ever atone for its original sins.
'The contents of the Internet were the same old items in multiplied confusion.'
The term is getting thrown around a lot these days.