Philosophers refer to versions of this concern as the ‘demandingness objection’. Its advocates claim that a moral theory that would ask so much.
John King is advocating for more civics education. But are his reasons for it flawed?
"When we no longer believe we need a president’s plan, candidates will stop offering them."
"We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistakes of our own period. And that means the old books."
Amazing what propaganda combined with a lack of knowledge can do...
Tacitus said it was a mark of a decadent society - have we reached that?
Israel and the UN have not been what one could call “chummy” in recent history. And they’re not likely to grow any closer after today, either.
"When we present man as an automaton of reflexes, as a mind-machine... we feed the nihilism to which modern man is, in any case, prone."
John Laurens, a young colonial officer from South Carolina, shared many letters of affection with Hamilton.
“I know that there are people who tell us contemptuously that always there are croakers who look always to the past...."
Everywhere Western man longs for Constantinople and nowhere has he any idea how to find her.
Donald Trump’s call for a wall on America’s southern border is part of a global trend.
I have a problem. I don’t know whom to vote for this year.
It was highly effective—and looked nothing like today’s campus protests.
The impression that American Indians were guided by a unique environmental ethic goes way back. But is it accurate?
There are lots of memes out there saying he did. But does the quote hold up under scrutiny?
Today marks the 445th anniversary of Christendom’s pivotal victory over the Ottoman Empire.
In ninth grade, a young Vladimir Putin walked to the local KGB office and asked how he could join.
Today, children are perceived as emotional assets whose primary purpose is being loved. As a result, we are facing a “me, me, me epidemic.”
“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader," John Adams once said.
The best way “to raise emotional tyrants” is to “feed the beast.”
You might be surprised at the results.
He had a checklist.
The image of the Orientalist-hero that he pioneered not only endured but grew into a celebrated and symbolic archetype of Western culture.
A study found that IQs in Western nations have dropped more than one point per decade since the Victorian Era.
All candidates should be put to this ancient 3-prong test.
Has throwing out history, memorization, and difficult books crippled students by not giving them the tools upon which they can build their thoughts?
Is the decline of basic skills knowledge driving the stagnation in schools?