Another attack on Christmas?
The reality is that almost everyone–single, infertile, overwhelmed by parenting, out of work–has their own set of heartaches and personal issues.
For many years now, my family has always tried to make some time over the holidays to sit down together and read old Christmas stories.
In 1820, he offered a critique on the problem of the modern Christmas. Does it sound familiar?
Originally he had intended to write a pamphlet called “An Appeal to the People of England, on Behalf of the Poor Man's Child.”
What was the real purpose of this psychological waterboarding?
The name Arthur first appears in the work of the 9th century Welsh historian Nennius, who lists twelve battles Arthur fought against invading Saxons.
Are we hypocritical for celebrating Christmas?
A professor at Boston University recently touched on origins of the term ‘politically correct.’ And it's revealing.
The holiday season is here, and with it comes the dance to make sure nobody is offended.
Does the ancient Greek philosopher offer a new way forward?
John Taylor Gatto, a former Teacher of the Year, said historical records show that governments often fear ‘common people learning too much.’
Louisa May Alcott had some interesting views as a feminist.
If the trend of having fewer Americans read books continues, will we condemn ourselves to a future of stagnant and narrow thought?
In order to answer the question, we need to know the difference between what Shakespeare said and what Shakespeare wrote.
Can the West be saved?
An Indian-American's true story shows how diversity-justified affirmative action excludes as many individuals based on their ancestry as it includes.
It comes in a nineteenth century comedy about three men (and a dog) who take a boating trip down the Thames River.
He had a way with words.
A ‘freeborn mind’ results in a richer and happier life, Lewis argued. But he saw that vanishing in modern society.
Author S.E. Hinton recently came under fire for saying characters in 'The Outsiders' weren’t written gay.
And the celebrated movie he hated.
The "broom was a symbol of female domesticity, yet the broom was also phallic, so riding on one was a symbol of female sexuality."
A professor argues that it broadens our understanding of the present.
"Textbooks are so badly written. They're boring!"
Can we be said to be using a phrase incorrectly if it has assumed a new meaning by being repeatedly used in a certain way?
"We all, therefore, need the books that will correct the characteristic mistakes of our own period. And that means the old books."