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?
It stems from ‘Paradise Lost,’ and there is a simple explanation as to why many identify with John Milton’s Satan.
Seventy-five truck drivers in Maine stand to win millions because of a missing Oxford comma in a legal clause.
Isaac Asimov’s laws are still mentioned as a template for guiding our development of robots.
We don’t see much of this kind of instruction in today’s schools.
Shouldn’t we be more concerned with putting knowledgeable teachers in a classroom than whether or not schools measure up on the diversity threshold?
"All the World's a Stage" - Shakespeare can teach us a deeper reason for this interrupted interview going viral.
Known for her sharp mind and tongue, Clare Boothe Luce was a formidable intellectual and politician who gave birth to a number of memorable quips.
Why do we think children prefer reading on screens versus paper?
Tolkien allows us to find ourselves in Middle-earth, seeing ourselves reflected in the characters and the lessons they teach us.
In removing the Bible from the classroom, did America cut off several generations from a main source of cultural literacy?
“It is neither allegorical nor topical,” Tolkien insists in the Foreword to the second edition of The Lord of the Rings.
Feminist icon Gloria Steinem wrote an op-ed about a “recent” triggering experience. She must have forgot she wrote about it a decade ago.
In 1950, the CIA established a headquarters in Paris and employed an army of operatives to recruit anti-Marxist intellectuals.
The decline of knowledge has progressed even more than we realize...
On March 30, 1973, the 'Charlotte's Web' author wrote a beautiful note to a dispirited man who had last all faith in humanity.
According to Scruton, an education who truly respects a child will instill him with the values which have today become irrelevant.
To Read, or Not to Read?
Abraham Lincoln’s depression is well chronicled. His essay on suicide is less known.
What did Jesus of Nazareth mean when he said “the last shall be first, and the first last”?
Most Americans aren't smart readers. Here's how to tell if you are.
Will failure to ground our grievances in rational and logical discourse lead us down the path of the French Revolution?
Miss Manners' mistake is to confuse virtue with good manners.