Leslie Rubin’s brilliant study argues that the fault, dear America, lies not in our stars but in ourselves—our repudiation in the past century of the moderate liberal philosophy which was steeped in Aristotelian wisdom about favoring the decent republican virtues of a middle class.
But is a shopping mall exactly what we have reduced the university to?
Ask yourself whether we are moving in the right direction
Lowering your expectations might be the first step towards happiness.
Despite the proliferation of the ad hominem, there are serious reasons it should be avoided. Here are five of them.
Does the modern culture leave young people with a narrative that they must fear and mistrust love?
The communist ideology in its purest form might be separated from its implementations, but at what point does it’s awful track record discredit any attempts to advocate it?
Tensions can appear between being a good friend and doing “the right thing.”
Is wealth inequality bad? Here are three important questions to ask.
The Story and Symbolism Behind the Most Chilling Image in the History of Western Art
Science is like a car: it can get us where we want to go, but it should never decide where we go.
Gratitude has long enjoyed a privileged position in many of the world’s faith traditions. Recent scientific studies support these ancient teachings.
A Canadian man lowered his premiums by $91 per month--simply by identifying as a woman on government forms.
On Tuesday, August 7, The Charlemagne Institute (Intellectual Takeout's parent organization) is inviting ALL high school and college students to our seminar 'America's Founding Principles'.
While there are undeniably a great number of fundamental differences between Islam and Christianity, there are a handful of concepts the two popular religions share.
We have a secret weapon to take back ownership of our fates.
New research allows scientists "to rewrite the DNA bound up in living cells," and now an ethics panel suggests this may be "morally permissible."
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..."