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Is Trump the New Constantine?

Is Trump the New Constantine?

Christians are unable to speak freely. Religious freedom is under attack. Society is materialistic and immoral. Western civilisation is facing huge threats, from within and without. And apparently the one powerful emerging leader is no saint.

You’re thinking America 2016? No. Rome 312.

How the Bible Won a WWI Battle

How the Bible Won a WWI Battle

A culturally literate person knows the Bible...

Is Another Civil War Really Possible?

Is Another Civil War Really Possible?

Recent presidential elections have ignited talk of it. 

A 1791 Warning on Voter Fraud

A 1791 Warning on Voter Fraud

Does it really affect us if cheating occurs at the ballot box?

Not Sure How to Vote? Try John Adams’ Advice.

Not Sure How to Vote? Try John Adams’ Advice.

If more Americans followed his advice, perhaps we would experience a more informed and civil election season than the one we’re expecting.

Can You Name America’s First Presidents?

Can You Name America’s First Presidents?

Many college students can't even name Thomas Jefferson as one of them.

John Dewey and the Progressive Case for Homeschooling

John Dewey and the Progressive Case for Homeschooling

John Dewey wasn't exactly a proponent of homeschooling, but he could have been.

America Used to Elect its Presidents Way Differently

America Used to Elect its Presidents Way Differently

Once upon a time in America, it was considered vulgar to seek the nation’s highest office. But then things changed.

Students Want Prof Fired for Questioning 'Diversity'

Students Want Prof Fired for Questioning 'Diversity'

Some 60 students at Providence marched on the college president’s office in response to a scholar's essay critical of the politics of diversity.

Children Are Actually Getting Fatter on Summer Break
Is Diversity the New Noblesse Oblige?

Is Diversity the New Noblesse Oblige?

The idea of bestowing benefits to underprivileged classes goes way back. 

Three Cheers for the Industrial Revolution–and the Fossil Fuels that Drove it

Three Cheers for the Industrial Revolution–and the Fossil Fuels that Drove it

The Industrial Revolution, and the fossil fuels that powered it, contributed to the liberation of humankind.

Prof: Most Students Don’t Know Thomas Jefferson was President

Prof: Most Students Don’t Know Thomas Jefferson was President

Is it possible that the next generation is on the verge of accepting today’s political opinions as historical fact?

Why Our Culture is So Fascinated by Monsters

Why Our Culture is So Fascinated by Monsters

Fear is fashionable. Terror is trendy. Monsters are mainstream. Why?

Don’t Culturally Appropriate Halloween—It’s Mine

Don’t Culturally Appropriate Halloween—It’s Mine

Not just anyone is allowed to participate in Halloween.

The First Known Depiction of a Witch on a Broomstick

The First Known Depiction of a Witch on a Broomstick

The "broom was a symbol of female domesticity, yet the broom was also phallic, so riding on one was a symbol of female sexuality."

Do Americans Even Care about Freedom Anymore?

Do Americans Even Care about Freedom Anymore?

Think about the chief slogans for Campaign 2016, and then think back to the American founding. Something is missing.

Is it Time to Stop Running Our Schools Like Factories?

Is it Time to Stop Running Our Schools Like Factories?

Since the 19th century, the United States has adopted what is known as ‘the Prussian model.’

Why Did the Sexual Revolution Happen?

Why Did the Sexual Revolution Happen?

It may sound naïve, but it’s a good question, and one to which historians, sociologists and philosophers need to put their mind. 

A Culturally Literate Person Knows the Bible

A Culturally Literate Person Knows the Bible

A professor argues that it broadens our understanding of the present.

The Best Way to Teach Kids to Hate History? Rely Only on Textbooks

The Best Way to Teach Kids to Hate History? Rely Only on Textbooks

"Textbooks are so badly written. They're boring!"

Why Most People Today Are Acting Rather Than Thinking

Why Most People Today Are Acting Rather Than Thinking

Alexis de Tocqueville offers some insight.

‘Sweet Land of Liberty’: Colin Kaepernick and Freedom of Speech

‘Sweet Land of Liberty’: Colin Kaepernick and Freedom of Speech

Kaepernick is exercising more than his right to free speech.

The Greatest Generation? What Malarkey!

The Greatest Generation? What Malarkey!

America’s so-called Greatest Generation is great only in comparison to the rubbish that followed them, which frankly and literally they begat.

Booker T. Washington’s 3 Tips for Today’s Schools

Booker T. Washington’s 3 Tips for Today’s Schools

Booker T. Washington’s observations were made nearly a century ago. Are they still relevant solutions for today’s educational woes?  

Lost in translation: five common English phrases you may be using incorrectly

Lost in translation: five common English phrases you may be using incorrectly

Can we be said to be using a phrase incorrectly if it has assumed a new meaning by being repeatedly used in a certain way?

The ‘Feel Good’ Approach is Not Working for Churches
Psychologist: What Happened to Common-Sense Parenting?

Psychologist: What Happened to Common-Sense Parenting?

Is it possible that we’ve taken parenting to an extreme that is hurting both adults and children?

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