Has the tendency toward an easier reading diet both in school and in everyday life dulled many people’s ability to process and understand important concepts?
By avoiding difficult texts in our colleges and universities, have we tossed out the opportunities to create many real “geniuses”?
The culture of coddling and protection which we have built is the culprit.
100 years ago, G.K. Chesterton wrote about the dangers of the press.
Take note, these 5 lessons still apply to us today.
Today the education system and news media fail to awaken this power of reasoning in most.
Aldous Huxley penned a letter to George Orwell in 1949 praising '1984,' but he let it be known which book he believed was more prophetic.
Some books need to be read, and reread, and reread ...
The Sage of Monticello read much more than treatises on government.
Alexis de Tocqueville raised the connection between equality and community in his classic work Democracy in America.
The recent viral zombie prank has an interesting parallel to Americans' lack of knowledge.
He was much more than just 'Charlotte's Web'...
“Remember that Time is Money."
It goes against much of our modern thinking.
Has the education system overlooked one of the most effective ways to give students an academic boost?
It just might be easier than you think.
Today’s education system too often emphasizes quantity over quality.
In 'The Brothers Karamazov,' Dostoyevsky shares a potent parable that takes aim at materialism.
Americans today might do well to heed Bonhoeffer’s warning.
“Pick your child up from school and you could be charged with trespassing.”
A lesson from Laura Ingalls Wilder's "Farmer Boy"
The Christian thinker tackled the subject in his book ‘The Problem of Pain.’
The goal of a quarrel, as distinct from an argument, is not to bring the other to the truth but to beat him into submission.
“Spoiling” children with the right books can actually aid parents in raising well-disciplined and virtuous children.
Thomas Jefferson stole a bit from John Locke.
Raleigh cautioned his son to avoid choosing a wife solely on her physical merits, for marrying for beauty, he said, binds a man to that which “perchance will neither last nor please thee one year.”