Euphemisms build walls around political tribes and inhibit actual communication.
Facebook is betting that video will kill text within 5 years.
J.R.R. Tolkien learned some things about human nature, sex and love during and following his love affair with wife Edith Bratt. Here are eight observations.
Like its cousin the public library, the bookstore once connoted the posture of reflective quiet that digesting a good book requires. No longer.
Friedrich Hayek was right to voice caution against using coercion to achieve a 'greater good'.
Harvard-educated author and self-described "lie spotter" Pamela Meyer says spotting lies is not that hard--if you know what signs to look for.
It's a growing problem that the best-selling author is quite concerned about.
One consequence of this subjection of truth to selfishness is the rupture between modern education and traditional virtue.
Class is changing in America, as are our perceptions of it.
Here are six statistics that drive home just how much things have changed in America in a little more than a half-century:
In 'Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign,' Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes offer readers a front-row seat to the Clinton trainwreck.
Hal Niedzviecki said literature becomes “exhaustingly white and middle class” when writers are discouraged from writing about other cultures.
Lust and its corrupting power are a central theme in Dostoyevsky's masterpiece 'The Brothers of Karamazov.'
And the award for most contrived, unrealistic, and preachy television drama goes to...
The late G. A. Cohen, an iconic political philosopher of the left who taught at Oxford, offered a thoughtful defense of socialism.
MTV abolished gender-specific categories for acting awards this year.
The Epic of Gilgamesh explores the nature and meaning of being human, and asks the questions that continue to be debated in the modern day.
'Communism for Kids' is coming to a bookstore near you.
Humility doesn’t mean thinking less of yourself. It means thinking of yourself less.
In November 1944, J.R.R. Tolkien described an ending to The Lord of the Rings that fans of his epic tale will find unfamiliar.
His response serves as a reminder of the dangers we currently face.
The reason that Tolkien’s greatest love story has been largely unknown is that it is little more than a footnote in 'The Lord of the Rings.'
A memorable vignette Pope Francis is fond of reciting is nowhere in the novel he claims it to be.
Frank Chodorov once described the income tax as the root of all evil. His target was not the tax itself, but the principle behind it.
Boys are not interested in getting in touch with themselves, and it is particularly off-putting when they are told that it is good for them.
A new study suggests that English courses are more influential in regard to future success than we once thought.
By the 1850s, fake news was so widespread in Germany that it had become its own genre – the “unechte Korrespondenz.”
Since when has it been weird to be polite?