“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”
Double agent Juan Pujol García fooled Hitler in one of the great ruses of history.
A theory from 1899 on why they can't.
Are Shakespeare, Chaucer and company too white, male, and heterosexual for Yale’s student body?
The latest victim of this mindset is a high school honor student from Texas.
Hopefully the education system won't issue a fatwa over his comments...
The decision to use historic figures in his Divine Comedy could be the poem’s one great flaw.
Since only 37% of American high schoolers can read, perhaps it's time we try some reading methods used by Helen's teacher, Anne Sullivan.
A fevered dream turned into a powerful novel.
Earnings increased by 21% for men who grew up in a household full of books.
Ever feel that Americans are increasingly on the go?
From the author of the prophetic book "Fahrenheit 451"
“We are witnessing the levelling down of all ranks of society...."
Being educated means tolerating tough questions about what you believe.
When I was a child, my father regaled me with tales of how he and his friends once formed “The Boys Army” and spent their days creating original inventions and stockpiling weapons in their homemade fort in the woods.
Shakespeare's man in black is the latest victim of the gender wars. Critics claim he is an "abusive boyfriend."
Warning: Some of these ideas may cause dizziness, shortness of breath, or irritation to conformist thinkers.
"If I met the idea of sacrifice in a Pagan story I didn’t mind it at all … I liked it very much and was mysteriously moved by it."
Today, 14 percent of adults can’t read, and of those who can, only 13 percent are able to do so proficiently.
Something is clearly rotten in the state of language.
While the two literary giants displayed similar styles, they viewed reality in fundamentally different ways.
J.R.R. Tolkien once called Lord of the Rings “a fundamentally religious and Catholic work." Here are (about) 18 examples showing what he was talking about.
If the high amount of emotional arguing is any indicator, students aren't learning the critical thinking which schools claim to teach.
The New York Post reports that the award-winning teacher has been removed from the classroom and faces possible termination.
When citizens are alienated from the political process they look to a champion to attack the oligarchs ruling over them. The champion will become the tyrant, Plato suggests.
Would we see a greater culture of respect if we taught young men and women to value and embrace the differences between the sexes?
The debate about the relative value of studying the liberal arts is usually framed by a false dichotomy.
Between 2011 and 2015 the number of American adults who didn’t read a book in the course of a single year went from 1 in 5 to fewer than 1 in 4.