Literature

Laura Ingalls Wilder Hits the PC Guillotine

Laura Ingalls Wilder Hits the PC Guillotine

If the PC craziness can topple Laura Ingalls Wilder, then it can topple just about anything.

'Bourgeois Dignity': The Idea that Created the Modern World

'Bourgeois Dignity': The Idea that Created the Modern World

In her book Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World, Deirdre McCloskey offers a persuasive narrative that explores the causes of the Industrial Revolution. 

3 Tips from Ernest Dimnet on Choosing Books—For Yourself and For Your Children

3 Tips from Ernest Dimnet on Choosing Books—For Yourself and For Your Children

Our culture is full of sour stuff. We could all use a little bit more nectar.

The Op-Ed on Diversity that Got a Best-Selling American Author Sacked by Penguin

The Op-Ed on Diversity that Got a Best-Selling American Author Sacked by Penguin

Lionel Shriver was sacked by Penguin Random House for penning an op-ed critical of the company's new diversity policy.

A (Manageable) Summer Reading List for the Beach

A (Manageable) Summer Reading List for the Beach

Don't forget the sun screen.

Why America’s Self-Help Industry Is Booming

Why America’s Self-Help Industry Is Booming

In his 1989 book Oracle at the Supermarket, psychologist Steven Starker explained how the self-help industry had become a sort of spiritual guide for individuals seeking answers.

What Getting Out of Bed in the Morning Can Teach Us About Success and Human Nature

What Getting Out of Bed in the Morning Can Teach Us About Success and Human Nature

In his 'Meditations,' Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius observed that a key to growth is training ourselves to do the things we don't wish to do.

In ‘Mother,’ Author Kathleen Norris Showed What Career Women Miss by Foregoing Motherhood

In ‘Mother,’ Author Kathleen Norris Showed What Career Women Miss by Foregoing Motherhood

Do women and young girls need to realize that being a wife and a mother is not a life of drudgery and oblivion?

Marcus Aurelius on How to Turn Around a Rotten Day

Marcus Aurelius on How to Turn Around a Rotten Day

Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius believed that battling reality was futile.

G.K. Chesterton on the Fundamental Difference Between the 'Average Man' and the 'Average Woman'

G.K. Chesterton on the Fundamental Difference Between the 'Average Man' and the 'Average Woman'

G.K. Chesterton believed that men, by nature, tend to be monomaniacal. Women are not.

5 Economics Books Everyone Should Read

5 Economics Books Everyone Should Read

If you want to give economics a shot, you could do much worse than these five classic works.

GQ Magazine Includes the Bible on its List of Books Not Worth Reading

GQ Magazine Includes the Bible on its List of Books Not Worth Reading

Given their ridiculous selections, one wonders if you can really trust GQ about anything. 

The Secret to Building a Close Family

The Secret to Building a Close Family

It's not as difficult as many would believe.

The Imitation of Christ: The Most Influential Book After the Bible

The Imitation of Christ: The Most Influential Book After the Bible

If someone asks you to name the all-time bestselling book, you’d most likely answer “The Bible.”

15 of Mark Twain’s Sassiest Witticisms
C.S. Lewis Sounded the Alarm on the Dangers of Progressivism

C.S. Lewis Sounded the Alarm on the Dangers of Progressivism

The man who gave us Narnia also mounted firm opposition to the progressive-leftist ideals that swept swiftly across the world stage in his time.

Schools Once Taught Biblical Literacy. Should They Do So Again?

Schools Once Taught Biblical Literacy. Should They Do So Again?

Its contributions to cultural literacy make a pretty strong case.

G.K. Chesterton: Women Shouldn't Pursue Careers?

G.K. Chesterton: Women Shouldn't Pursue Careers?

"I do not deny that women have been wronged and even tortured; but I doubt if they were ever tortured so much as they are tortured now by the absurd modern attempt to make them domestic empresses and competitive clerks at the same time."

Genetics—Not Fancy Schools—Largely Determine Academic Success, Study Finds

Genetics—Not Fancy Schools—Largely Determine Academic Success, Study Finds

The surrounding environment has less to do with it than we've been told.

Leo Tolstoy Believed Life Was Meaningless. This Changed His Mind.

Leo Tolstoy Believed Life Was Meaningless. This Changed His Mind.

In his autobiographical book A Confession, Leo Tolstoy described the nihilistic beliefs that haunted him.

Can American Students Be Ready for College When They Read at an 8th Grade Level?

Can American Students Be Ready for College When They Read at an 8th Grade Level?

Simply instilling basic literacy in students is not enough.

10 Books You Need to Read Before Graduation

10 Books You Need to Read Before Graduation

“If you don’t read good books, you will read bad ones,” C. S. Lewis writes.

Why So Many Lovers Don’t ‘Grow Old with Me’

Why So Many Lovers Don’t ‘Grow Old with Me’

Has culture bought into a lie about truly romantic love?

Should Schools Purge Literary Classics From Reading Lists Because Students Feel 'Uncomfortable'?

Should Schools Purge Literary Classics From Reading Lists Because Students Feel 'Uncomfortable'?

One of Minnesota’s largest school districts became the latest to pull two literary classics from its curriculum—'To Kill a Mockingbird' and 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn'—citing student discomfort with the works.

Bended-Knee Proposals: Reconsidering the Tradition

Bended-Knee Proposals: Reconsidering the Tradition

Does the bended-knee proposal give a distorted view of marriage?

Why You Should Read and Write Poetry

Why You Should Read and Write Poetry

Writing poetry will help you engage with your emotions in a smart way, and that will help you know yourself and understand others.

8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

8 Characteristics of a Rational Soul

Nearly two thousand years ago, a well-known philosopher laid out the characteristics that make up a rational person. 

7 Timeless Life Lessons from Marcus Aurelius

7 Timeless Life Lessons from Marcus Aurelius

Wise was he. (So spend five minutes on his couch.)

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