Philosophy

What if Women Had Voted on Women's Suffrage?

What if Women Had Voted on Women's Suffrage?

G.K. Chesterton thought that the matter of the vote for women should be left to a vote of women.

Andrew Sullivan: Privilege Is Beginning to Trump Reason in Our Culture

Andrew Sullivan: Privilege Is Beginning to Trump Reason in Our Culture

Many on the left now hold that structural inequalities in society are so overwhelming that reason itself is largely futile, Andrew Sullivan writes.  

Only Congress Has the Power to Declare War. Just Ask James Madison

Only Congress Has the Power to Declare War. Just Ask James Madison

Since 2001 the United States has been in a perpetual state of undeclared war. We have ignored Madison’s warning for too long.

Social Justice: When good becomes evil?

Social Justice: When good becomes evil?

In their effort to right wrongs, the Social Justice warriors often commit the very evil they are attempting to erase.

The 3 Basic Ingredients Needed for Life Happiness

The 3 Basic Ingredients Needed for Life Happiness

One of the overarching desires in life – whether we admit it or not – is to simply be happy. We know it’s not always feasible or realistic, yet it’s something we desire on some level—for ourselves, our spouses, and most especially, our children.

Learning How to Not Be a Snowflake

Learning How to Not Be a Snowflake

Resilience depends not only on what happens to us but how we interpret what happens to us.  

G.K. Chesterton: Women Shouldn't Pursue Careers?

G.K. Chesterton: Women Shouldn't Pursue Careers?

"I do not deny that women have been wronged and even tortured; but I doubt if they were ever tortured so much as they are tortured now by the absurd modern attempt to make them domestic empresses and competitive clerks at the same time."

What Ryan Cooper Gets Wrong About Classical Liberalism

What Ryan Cooper Gets Wrong About Classical Liberalism

Liberalism simply observed that things go better with freedom – not perfectly, not always, not toward creating utopia, but generally much better than any kind of imposition from above ever can.

Leo Tolstoy Believed Life Was Meaningless. This Changed His Mind.

Leo Tolstoy Believed Life Was Meaningless. This Changed His Mind.

In his autobiographical book A Confession, Leo Tolstoy described the nihilistic beliefs that haunted him.

Socialists and Capitalists Alike See No Need to Protect the Traditional Family, Chesterton Argued

Socialists and Capitalists Alike See No Need to Protect the Traditional Family, Chesterton Argued

In 'What’s Wrong with the World,' G.K. Chesterton argued that capitalists and socialists alike show little interest in defending our most basic social unit.

4 Bits of Advice from Ben Franklin on How to Be a ‘Rational Being’

4 Bits of Advice from Ben Franklin on How to Be a ‘Rational Being’

Does our society need to revive the simple straightforwardness of cultivating rational creatures?

Hannah Arendt on How Loneliness Breeds Terror

Hannah Arendt on How Loneliness Breeds Terror

In her classic work The Origins of Totalitarianism, the philosopher Hannah Arendt described loneliness as 'the common ground for terror' and 'the essence of totalitarian government.'

Thomas Sowell: Social Justice Philosophy Is a Blank Check for Government Power

Thomas Sowell: Social Justice Philosophy Is a Blank Check for Government Power

Forcing an equality of outcome for disadvantaged groups requires enormous outside interference.

Philosopher Erich Fromm on Why People Fail at Love

Philosopher Erich Fromm on Why People Fail at Love

In his classic book 'The Art of Loving,' social psychologist Erich Fromm explained how 'being in love' depends largely on increasing our own capacity to love.

Utopia is a Dangerous Ideal: We Should Aim for ‘Protopia’

Utopia is a Dangerous Ideal: We Should Aim for ‘Protopia’

The belief that humans are perfectible leads, inevitably, to mistakes when ‘a perfect society’ is designed for an imperfect species.

I Grew Up in a Communist System. Here’s What Americans Don’t Understand About Freedom

I Grew Up in a Communist System. Here’s What Americans Don’t Understand About Freedom

Only in a free-market system can we truly achieve individual liberty and human flourishing.

Famous Atheist Wonders: Could We Become Cannibals in the Future?

Famous Atheist Wonders: Could We Become Cannibals in the Future?

It's not as ridiculous as it might seem. 

‘Be Yourself’ Is Not a Governing Philosophy

‘Be Yourself’ Is Not a Governing Philosophy

The claim that that humans possess an “internal GPS” that will always lead them to the highest good is not a tenable idea.

What Roger Bannister Taught Us About Human Achievement

What Roger Bannister Taught Us About Human Achievement

In his book, Self-Renewal John W. Gardner tries to answer “the puzzle of why some men and women go to seed while others remain vital all of their lives.”

'Get on the Right Side of History': A Phrase G.K. Chesterton Would Have Understood

'Get on the Right Side of History': A Phrase G.K. Chesterton Would Have Understood

Telling others to 'get on the right side of history' is not just a form of intellectual bullying. It also reveals a tyrannical dimension to those who'd invoke the future to destroy the past.

William F. Buckley, Jr. on Collectivism, Morality, and Power

William F. Buckley, Jr. on Collectivism, Morality, and Power

Ten years after his death, a look back on William F. Buckley, Jr. and his thoughts on collectivism, morality, freedom, and power.

5 Reasons We Should Still Read Cicero

5 Reasons We Should Still Read Cicero

Cicero was far ahead of his time on the topic of private property.

Liberty is Meaningless without Responsibility

Liberty is Meaningless without Responsibility

Liberty and responsibility are inseparable.

Why Thoughts and Prayers are Better than Righteous Anger

Why Thoughts and Prayers are Better than Righteous Anger

In their book ACT on Life not on Anger, psychologists Georg Seifert, Matthew McKay, and John Forsyth dispel myths about anger.

Young People Don’t Know How to Date Anymore. Here’s Why.

Young People Don’t Know How to Date Anymore. Here’s Why.

College professors are realizing that their students don't know how to do anything beyond hooking up.

Chesterton on the Dangers of 'Cloudy Political Cowardice'

Chesterton on the Dangers of 'Cloudy Political Cowardice'

G. K. Chesterton saw 'creedless vagueness' as potentially more dangerous than dogma.

Transgender Ideology Is Riddled With Contradictions. Here Are the Big Ones.

Transgender Ideology Is Riddled With Contradictions. Here Are the Big Ones.

Is our gender identity biologically determined and immutable, or self-created and changeable?

Viktor Frankl’s Guide to Living a Life of Meaning

Viktor Frankl’s Guide to Living a Life of Meaning

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's 1946 work 'Man’s Search for Meaning' is considered one of the most influential books of all time. It may also hold a key to happiness and success.

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