"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."
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.
In his autobiographical book A Confession, Leo Tolstoy described the nihilistic beliefs that haunted him.
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.
Does our society need to revive the simple straightforwardness of cultivating rational creatures?
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.'
Forcing an equality of outcome for disadvantaged groups requires enormous outside interference.
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.
The belief that humans are perfectible leads, inevitably, to mistakes when ‘a perfect society’ is designed for an imperfect species.
Only in a free-market system can we truly achieve individual liberty and human flourishing.
It's not as ridiculous as it might seem.
The claim that that humans possess an “internal GPS” that will always lead them to the highest good is not a tenable idea.
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.”
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.
Ten years after his death, a look back on William F. Buckley, Jr. and his thoughts on collectivism, morality, freedom, and power.
Cicero was far ahead of his time on the topic of private property.
Liberty and responsibility are inseparable.
In their book ACT on Life not on Anger, psychologists Georg Seifert, Matthew McKay, and John Forsyth dispel myths about anger.
College professors are realizing that their students don't know how to do anything beyond hooking up.
G. K. Chesterton saw 'creedless vagueness' as potentially more dangerous than dogma.
Is our gender identity biologically determined and immutable, or self-created and changeable?
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.
A new study on Uber drivers reveals some interesting differences about the sexes.
Here's why rose-tinted glasses can cause logical problems.
Nearly two thousand years ago, a well-known philosopher laid out the characteristics that make up a rational person.
Arthur Schopenhauer, a 19th century pessimist, is notorious for preaching the futility of desire.
Faith in institutions is collapsing--and the phenomenon is not isolated to America.
Cows don’t belong to the natural world. They owe their existence to our selective breeding, not evolution.