What Russia’s Real-Life ‘Hooligan’ Fight Clubs Can Teach Us About Reality, Violence, and the Human Condition
Why would bare-knuckle, mob-style, illegal fighting be so popular for anyone?
Here are three things that stuck with me after listening to the best-selling author of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.
Today we see a great fear between the opposing political parties. Is a loss of personal identity at play?
'Incredibles 2' has a lot to do with the virtues of a system that allows individuals to find out what they can do well and how those abilities can serve others for their good.
Netflix recently imposed draconically-strict rules on interaction that border on parody, illustrating how our view of consent is beginning to morph into mollycoddled nannying.
“Pay attention. Confront chaos. Accept responsibility. Make the world a better place.”
In April 1945, three days before his death, Adolf Hitler expressed regret that he'd 'been so kind.'
This is my life: Imagine a dagger thrust into your solar plexus. Now imagine that dagger with you at every step of life, whether it be the mundane or the joyous, such as the birth of your child or the celebration of a wedding anniversary. Grinding, penetrating, endless pain.
With the sudden passing of designer Kate Spade and TV personality Anthony Bourdain—both of whom authorities believe took their own life—it’s easy to wonder if an epidemic of suicide is upon us.
In his 1989 book Oracle at the Supermarket, psychologist Steven Starker explained how the self-help industry had become a sort of spiritual guide for individuals seeking answers.
Cognitive Dissonance: The Psychological Phenomenon that Explains Why Intellectuals Can’t Stop Believing Socialism Works
There is a long-standing hypothesis in psychology that helps us understand. It’s called cognitive dissonance theory.
Is it time for our nation to have a serious conversation about what tolerance really means?
“Cultural Marxism” is a bogeyman invoked by conservatives to explain events as varied as the FBI’s trouble with Trump, the evolution of the rock group U2, transgender rights, and the results of the abortion referendum in Ireland.
Cicero is rarely read today, except by students of Classics and Latin. However, to understand the history of political thought, Cicero is an invaluable resource.
Complaining can become a state of mind, and in this state of mind humans tend to become less happy and effective.
A hilarious episode of 'Gumball' has fun with the palpable intolerance of social justice tolerance.
In his 'Meditations,' Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius observed that a key to growth is training ourselves to do the things we don't wish to do.
Sam Haselby says this “should be the end times” for American patriotism. Yet the opposite seems to be happening, and he can’t understand why.
Twenty-five hundred years ago Socrates asked a Sophist orator named Thrasymachus the meaning of justice. It's a question we're still struggling to answer.
Back in the days of Ancient Rome and Greece, the founding fathers of the stoic school of philosophy taught the importance of clear-mindedness and rationalism in the development both of the self and of society.
‘You Are Not Special; You Are Not Exceptional’: Why David McCullough Jr.'s dose of reality to young people is important
The empirical evidence that you are not special is overwhelming, David McCullough Jr. famously observed in a 2012 graduation speech.
Dogma cannot be separated from education, G.K. Chesterton argued.
Ayn Rand and Ludwig von Mises Once Had Dinner Together, and It Can Teach Us a Lot About Intellectual Dogmatism
Even intellectual giants cling to their dogmas. But does this intellectual intolerance do a disservice to the advancement of ideas?
The question "Is truth dead?" expresses a legitimate concern in an age of rampant subjectivity. But truth will never die.
Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius believed that battling reality was futile.
G.K. Chesterton believed that men, by nature, tend to be monomaniacal. Women are not.
The choice between virtue and vice is a human choice.
Can one do evil without being evil? This was the puzzling question that the philosopher Hannah Arendt grappled with when she reported for on the war crimes trial of Nazi Adolph Eichmann.