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‘I Want You to Panic,’ Said Greta, and Panic They Did

‘I Want You to Panic,’ Said Greta, and Panic They Did

Even if most of us are still using plastic drinking straws and driving gas-guzzlers, the words of the prophet from Stockholm have not fallen on dry ground.

Olympe de Gouges, Heroine of the French Revolution

Olympe de Gouges, Heroine of the French Revolution

Did women win some long-sought freedom from oppression in the male-dominated society of the ancien regime?

How Portugal’s Livraria Lello Uses Price Discrimination to Improve Its Business

How Portugal’s Livraria Lello Uses Price Discrimination to Improve Its Business

The Livraria Lello bookshop in Portugal now requires prospective patrons to purchase a voucher, or ticket, in order to gain entry.

Orwell’s '1984': How to Misread a Classic

Orwell’s '1984': How to Misread a Classic

In the decades since the time of its publication, the context of Orwell’s magnum opus has been lost.

Netherlands Discovers ‘Achilles Heel’ of Euthanasia

Netherlands Discovers ‘Achilles Heel’ of Euthanasia

Has the Netherlands found the “Achilles heel” of Euthanasia? That’s the question quietly being asked in Dutch medical circles.

The Tax That Closed 3,600 Doctors' Offices

The Tax That Closed 3,600 Doctors' Offices

Envy-driven taxation schemes, political calculations, and overregulation hinder anyone willing to “minister to the needs of suffering humanity.”

A Nordic Paradox: Higher Gender Equality, More Partner Violence

A Nordic Paradox: Higher Gender Equality, More Partner Violence

The Nordic countries lead the world in gender equality, but have some of the highest rates of intimate partner violence against women in the EU.

On War With Iran, It's Trump Versus the Founding Fathers

On War With Iran, It's Trump Versus the Founding Fathers

Modern presidents routinely claim monarchical powers, using the military without proper authority. 

Friends Don’t Let Friends Marry the Wrong Person

Friends Don’t Let Friends Marry the Wrong Person

The birth of Prince Harry's son has caused the British tabloids to take a break from their favorite topic: the alleged feud between Prince Harry and his older brother Prince William.

What Bernie Sanders Missed on His Soviet Honeymoon

What Bernie Sanders Missed on His Soviet Honeymoon

In 1988 Sanders was on what he called “a very strange honeymoon” with his bride Jane.

Dumbfounded by American Socialism

Dumbfounded by American Socialism

Let’s allow one survivor of Communism to stand as a witness for the millions of dead around the globe, the neighbors snatched away in the dead of night, the beatings and torture, the theft of property, the erasure of private life, the work camps, the restrictions on speech and travel, the propaganda delivered as fact in schools and the press.

The Soviet and Nazi Inception: A Married Ideology

The Soviet and Nazi Inception: A Married Ideology

The manikin of socialism was identical for the Nazis and Soviets.

Congratulations, Harry and Meghan! Now It’s Time for a Second Baby.

Congratulations, Harry and Meghan! Now It’s Time for a Second Baby.

Here’s the painful truth: society does not consider you to be a legitimate parent when you have only one child.

The Perils of an Open Mind

The Perils of an Open Mind

How often have you heard someone praised for having an open mind? Pretty often, I’d bet.

This Man Grew Up in Venezuela. Here’s His Message to Americans Who Want Socialism.

This Man Grew Up in Venezuela. Here’s His Message to Americans Who Want Socialism.

For Ricardo Pita, socialism is not just theoretical. He has a message for those who haven't experienced it and think it will improve their country.

And the First Country to Ban Fake News Is...

And the First Country to Ban Fake News Is...

For months, French President Emmanuel Macron has asked European leaders to crack down on fake news. At last, someone has taken his advice.

Why Notre Dame's Gothic Spire Should Be Rebuilt

Why Notre Dame's Gothic Spire Should Be Rebuilt

Why the modern designs just won't cut it.

Teachers Report Increasing Abuse at the Hands of Students

Teachers Report Increasing Abuse at the Hands of Students

A quarter of teachers report being the objects of student violence and abuse according to a recent survey out of the UK.

The Loss of Notre Dame Reawakens the Heart of the West

The Loss of Notre Dame Reawakens the Heart of the West

The world has been considering what it would mean to lose one of the masterpieces of medieval Christendom for all time. There is widespread agreement that such a loss would be profound.

Notre Dame May Be Rebuilt as a Secular Monument

Notre Dame May Be Rebuilt as a Secular Monument

What shape will the cathedral’s renovation take? Who will decide which alterations “improve” on the original?

Venezuela Should Shock and Teach this Generation

Venezuela Should Shock and Teach this Generation

It may sound like a dark chapter out of a history book, but Venezuela is happening right now, and millions are suffering.

Assange's Arrest Threatens Global Press Freedom

Assange's Arrest Threatens Global Press Freedom

A dangerous precedent is being set.

Six Factors That Produce Academically Strong Kids

Six Factors That Produce Academically Strong Kids

A recent study from Australia reveals the factors that enable students to excel. Hint: money isn't one of them!

Bookstore Removes Jordan Peterson Book Over Mosque Shooting, Continues Selling ‘Mein Kampf’

Bookstore Removes Jordan Peterson Book Over Mosque Shooting, Continues Selling ‘Mein Kampf’

A New Zealand bookstore stopped selling Jordan Peterson’s book in light of the Christchurch mosque shootings, but continues offering “Mein Kampf.”

Australia's Gun Laws and Homicide Show Correlation Isn't Causation

Australia's Gun Laws and Homicide Show Correlation Isn't Causation

Should New Zealand follow in Australia's footsteps with gun restrictions?

The Ignored Factor in New Zealand’s Mass Shooting

The Ignored Factor in New Zealand’s Mass Shooting

Lots of things poisoned Brenton Tarrant's mind. But why hasn't anyone mentioned divorce?

Single-Payer Healthcare Topples Nordic Government

Single-Payer Healthcare Topples Nordic Government

Failure to reform the national health system has led the government to collapse in one of the most statist governments following the Nordic model.

Is It Time to Dump the SAT?

Is It Time to Dump the SAT?

One study recently revealed that nine out of 10 college students admitted to cheating on their exams and papers.

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