Of his own citizens, he famously declared, “I wish the Roman people had but a single neck” so he could hang them all at once.
Let’s look at patterns of Russian policy stretching back over three centuries.
A deleted Star Wars scene reveals that, at least in the 1970s, George Lucas understood that free markets make free people.
We shouldn't be so surprised that Russia hacked the 2016 election. They've been at this for a while.
Parents can glean a number of insights from Tolkien’s upbringing in the hopes of awakening some of the same hidden genius in their own offspring.
On Tuesday, August 7, The Charlemagne Institute (Intellectual Takeout's parent organization) is inviting ALL high school and college students to our seminar 'America's Founding Principles'.
Since it was introduced in 1968, the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to 79 individuals for their contributions to different branches of economics. Yet not all of them were economists by training.
Unless we are willing to open ourselves up to criticism and freely weigh, discuss, and consider the ideologies behind opposing viewpoints, will we not continue to relegate ourselves to a society where contention reigns supreme?
When acting on our desires in the marketplace means signing over our data to corporate entities, the erosion of choice is revealed to be the consequence of choice – or at least, the consequence of celebrating choice.
Perhaps the warning to the Western World is more like this: Be careful, or your carefully constructed globalism will ebb away into a new provincialism.
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves,” John Brennan ominously wrote.
The contributions of Friedman as an economist are often overlooked by non-economists. Here are three that will help you understand a bit better his work.
One wouldn’t expect a book to contain a poisonous substance. But it might.
The “conventional wisdom” may be conventional, but it’s often not wisdom.
Human rights can be a polarizing topic in modern political discourse. So where do rights come from, and how do modern views of rights differ from those of the Founders?
No one would assert that the Constitution is perfect. Not even the founders themselves thought it was. But while not perfect, is the Constitution a problem?
Any power exercised by the federal government that is not among those delegated in the Constitution is power exercised without the consent of the governed.
What we now consider stupid and dangerous ideas of the past, progressives see as useful in the present.
As Americans celebrate the 4th of July holiday, it’s a good time to reflect on just how little college students know...
For the unlucky few who win the internet lottery, misdeeds become fodder for public judgement. Did the severity of the crime match the severity of the punishment?
On July 4th, Americans celebrate our freedoms. Unfortunately, we all but ignore the only President born on Independence Day—Calvin Coolidge, who, though denigrated by historians, produced remarkable results without sacrificing them
“Every man realized in an instant what that order meant, death or wounds to us all; the sacrifice of the regiment to gain a few minutes time and save the position, and probably the battlefield, and every man saw and accepted the necessity for the sacrifice."
As we get closer to the mid-term election in November, we can expect the violence to escalate.
They pulled through. Will we?
While democracy historically was part of the great movement for human liberty, majorities potentially could be as dictatorial and dangerous as the most ruthless and oppressive kings and princes of the past.
The latest data places the United States as only the 18th freest country in the world. Do we lack a freedom mindset?
Alcuin was an 8th century cleric. Never heard of him? You should have.
The constitutional system the Founding Fathers built is strong, but it can’t survive when citizens en masse are ready to come to blows with one another on a semipermanent basis.