“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.
The most sacred rule of the jungle is that animals never hunt and eat man, outside of rare approved circumstances. Under this guiding tenet, Kipling crafts a case study of behavior.
Remarkable insight from the past on a trending issue.
Make no mistake, the book banners have the same motivation as the book burners.
The genre was sneered at for years by those who viewed it as "low-class, childish, and quasi-pornographic."
An important lesson for many Americans today.
The downside? It could be a sign of primitive (and cynical) thinking inherited from early homo sapiens.
In a digital world, it's easy to forget how important it is to read to our children.
Yes, but one will not find that elusive knowledge by looking in a mirror.
In recent years, America’s schools have attempted to train teachers of the highest quality.
In comparison to the rational debate fostered by Franklin and his fellows, is our debate all too often irrational?
Evidence suggests the Arthurian legend was inspired by the tomb of a reformed Tuscan knight.
Three ways adults, parents, and teachers can guide the reading habits of young people.