Literature

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.)

Why One Inner City College is Bringing Back Plato

Why One Inner City College is Bringing Back Plato

Instead of teaching woke literature that’s social justice compatible, the college is teaching Plato.

Can Something Be 'Good' or 'Great', Even If You Hate It?

Can Something Be 'Good' or 'Great', Even If You Hate It?

In our relativistic society, most people today would say "no". 

Why We Should Resist the Urge to Shame People into Conformity

Why We Should Resist the Urge to Shame People into Conformity

Actress Blanca Blanco is taking heat for wearing a red dress to the Golden Globes on Sunday, instead of the color selected to show solidarity with the #MeToo movement.

Ben Franklin’s 5 Secrets to Successful Friendships

Ben Franklin’s 5 Secrets to Successful Friendships

As one of America's earliest diplomats, Franklin had firsthand experience in gaining and maintaining valuable friendships.

Dueling: Time to bring it back?

Dueling: Time to bring it back?

If we want honor to make a comeback in our culture, it does come at a price.

Why Schools Should Reconsider Abandoning This One Simple Subject

Why Schools Should Reconsider Abandoning This One Simple Subject

Are we denying students an important key toward future success?

Why So Many American Children Respect Nothing
Writing Tips From Stephen King: 11 things every writer should know

Writing Tips From Stephen King: 11 things every writer should know

Stephen King on the craft and business of writing. 

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