The liberal rage against the border wall has much to do with the nature of boundaries. Walls, borders, and fences are manifestations of restraint. Fallen humanity naturally resists the restraints of order that keep the unbridled passions under control. Walls are needed to keep the peace…
Civilizations have never truly appreciated the virtue of men like Socrates.
If decision making is more often intuitive than reasoned, and our thinking is largely influenced by our social groups, how do we pursue wisdom?
We spend most of our lives not truly living at all but shoring up goods for some time in the future when we can enjoy them—which never comes since we have incapacitated ourselves from enjoying the present.
Comfortable shoes, Thanksgiving turkeys, and geometry can all teach us about happiness and the Divine.
Somewhere along the way, we forgot how to argue well. Help restore civil discourse.
Human rights can be a polarizing topic in modern political discourse. So where do rights come from, and how do modern views of rights differ from those of the Founders?
For the unlucky few who win the internet lottery, misdeeds become fodder for public judgement. Did the severity of the crime match the severity of the punishment?
While democracy historically was part of the great movement for human liberty, majorities potentially could be as dictatorial and dangerous as the most ruthless and oppressive kings and princes of the past.
A recently released report found an “institutionalized regime” of disregard for human life at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.
“Sometimes the simple act of making your bed can give you the lift you need to start your day..."
Although math is a useful tool, mathematicians throughout history have considered it to have a much higher purpose.
Much more than an idea, liberty is a guiding principle for our lives and interactions in the world.
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.