Twenty-five hundred years ago Socrates asked a Sophist orator named Thrasymachus the meaning of justice. It's a question we're still struggling to answer.
Success is found by constantly asking, “How can I make this better?”
Was the 8th grade education of the past just as challenging academically, if not more so, than that which happens in today's college classrooms?
What are Gnosticism and Pelagianism, the ancient errors criticised by Pope Francis?
Those who fail to understand the principles upon which our government is founded risk losing their freedoms.
This Saturday is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, the most destructively influential writer on economics in world history.
Here are five facts you should know about this writer, orator, statesman, and abolitionist.
This year marks the 85th anniversary of the New Deal, the controversial set of programs, public works, and economic reforms that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt undertook to combat America’s Great Depression.
Can one do evil without being evil? This was the puzzling question that the philosopher Hannah Arendt grappled with when she reported for on the war crimes trial of Nazi Adolph Eichmann.
A new update of Kenneth Clark's famous "Civilisation" mini-series turns Clark upside down.
Our heritage of foreign intervention is a new one, an innovation introduced by the progressives. To imagine a clean and humane progressivism is, simply, a fool’s errand. There is no such thing as a non-racist and non-imperialist progressivism…
Is it time to return to the wisdom Barbara Bush presented at Wellesley so many years ago?
Have we abandoned a logical approach to education?
Since 2001 the United States has been in a perpetual state of undeclared war. We have ignored Madison’s warning for too long.
A renaissance man with a long and accomplished legacy, Jefferson played a major role in the founding of the United States of America—and establishing its strong protections for religious freedom for all.
In their effort to right wrongs, the Social Justice warriors often commit the very evil they are attempting to erase.
He had a lot of them.
Religious belief is often thought to evince a precarious kind of commitment, in which the degree of conviction is inversely proportional to correspondence with the facts.
In modern American culture, Christianity is admirable so long as it is reduced to a series of vague, humanistic platitudes.
A letter Abraham Lincoln allegedly wrote to his son's school teacher on the first day of class is quite charming. There's one big problem with it, however.
Its contributions to cultural literacy make a pretty strong case.
If it is in family that we are first provided security, love, community, and socialization, then it seems reasonable to ponder the link between the collapse of community and the collapse of the family.
According to the NAEP, less than 25% of both public and private school students are considered proficient in Civics by Grade 12. Only 12% are considered proficient in U.S. History!
Gun ownership is not our problem.
What changed between the days when kids were trusted to bring guns to school and store them in lockers to our times of “zero-tolerance”?
As schooling has expanded over the past several decades, consuming more of childhood than ever before, and becoming more standardized and restrictive, it should be no surprise that American creativity has simultaneously plummeted.
In his autobiographical book A Confession, Leo Tolstoy described the nihilistic beliefs that haunted him.
As in the early Middle Ages, Western Civilization finds its future threatened once again.