Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago offers some poignant advice for dealing with the friction in today's society.
We’re used to hearing that American college students don’t like reading and avoid tough courses where they have to. But a new course at the University of Oklahoma (OU) proves that many students are eager for a demanding course.
Life will be filled with disappointment and grief. You can prepare for setbacks by reading good literature.
How many do you practice regularly?
Change is awesome, but transition is terrifying, and sometimes changing your state in life (even to the slightest degree) feels as dramatic and painful as trying to saw your arm off.
C.S. Lewis' demon Screwtape is a wily one... and those in families can be especially prone to falling into his trap.
We miss a lot of important truths by simply sticking to new books and avoiding the old.
Chesterton was generally sympathetic to the plight of the poor, but not in the case of easy divorce.
Forty years ago, 60 percent of high school kids read books daily. Not anymore.
Is it time we abandon our unrealistic expectations of marriage?
If literature produces this sting, it also produces the cure.
In the modern world, C.S. Lewis argues in The Abolition of Man, we have trained the head and encouraged the heart, while neglecting the soul, the most important part of the person. As Lewis so scathingly puts it, we are producing men without chests.
Unless we are willing to open ourselves up to criticism and freely weigh, discuss, and consider the ideologies behind opposing viewpoints, will we not continue to relegate ourselves to a society where contention reigns supreme?
The Foundation series—which Apple reportedly is adapting into a television series—is a masterpiece of science-fiction literature.
When acting on our desires in the marketplace means signing over our data to corporate entities, the erosion of choice is revealed to be the consequence of choice – or at least, the consequence of celebrating choice.
The dark curse laid upon Millennials has condemned them to read nothing longer than 140 characters. We hope that our list will lift this dismal hex and allow them to saunter through the sunny uplands of Western culture.
Detective fiction has been consistently interpreted as an inherently religious genre by such Christian literary luminaries as W.H. Auden and Dorothy L. Sayers
The art of happiness requires the gift of beautifying daily life with the gracious touches that decorate rooms, select elegant clothing, bring cheer into others’ lives, create hospitable social occasions, and cultivate the manners that create harmony and affability in human relationships.
The liberal rage against the border wall has much to do with the nature of boundaries. Walls, borders, and fences are manifestations of restraint. Fallen humanity naturally resists the restraints of order that keep the unbridled passions under control. Walls are needed to keep the peace…
We spend most of our lives not truly living at all but shoring up goods for some time in the future when we can enjoy them—which never comes since we have incapacitated ourselves from enjoying the present.
The decision to rename the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award didn’t sit well with former Stark Trek actor William Shatner. And now he's being called a racist.
For the unlucky few who win the internet lottery, misdeeds become fodder for public judgement. Did the severity of the crime match the severity of the punishment?
Of the hours Americans devote to free time, one area in particular is rather shortchanged.
If the PC craziness can topple Laura Ingalls Wilder, then it can topple just about anything.
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.
Our culture is full of sour stuff. We could all use a little bit more nectar.
Lionel Shriver was sacked by Penguin Random House for penning an op-ed critical of the company's new diversity policy.
Don't forget the sun screen.