John Lennon's "Imagine" will be played again at the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration. For many baby boomers, this song is the new national anthem.
Yet if we step back, we can think of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” as merely a milestone in the long process that brought the culture to where it is today.
If you are thinking about starting 2019 by filing for divorce, think again. It's a terrible idea.
The real battle is no longer between Left and Right; the Left has won two-thirds of the important political debates of our time. The real fight is now between up-and-down; those who comprise the elite and those who do not.
Technological advance continues and nothing seems to stop it or slow it down. Philosopher Ortega Y Gasset says that this is rooted in the nature of man.
Chesterton did not like to be called a conservative. He classified himself as a reactionary.
When drawing up your New Year's Resolutions, put forgiveness at the top of the list.
Zoning laws have create seas of mall parking lots, mostly empty. Whole small towns could have been built in their place.
Simply shouting “climate change” doesn’t offer the state’s citizens a thorough explanation, nor does it yield tangible solutions that we can begin to implement now.
Learning to be grateful is good preparation for the blows and setbacks of life.
Government shutdowns are complicated. 15 things to explain what is going on.
CATO has published its 2018 Human Freedom Index. Personal and economic freedom has been increasing around the world, with the exception of the Middle East and North Africa.
If you are looking for a New Year's Day read, then look no further than Camille Pagilia's Provocations.
Self-confidence comes not by somebody “giving” it to a student. That method quickly fails. Instead, self-confidence results when the person knows they got better at something.
A lot of conservative intellectuals hate Donald Trump. The late Harvard philosopher Robert Nozick's insights help explain this.
No wonder so many Americans find love boring.
Time to raise men with chests?
Despite claims that Antifa fights fascism, the group's tactics actually mirror those of Benito Mussolini's regime.
A German family I had never met invited me to spend Christmas at their home. These hospitable strangers became life-long friends.
Have you ever wondered why the numbers run so high?
T.S. Eliot on the meaning of the Christmas tree.
More reading suggestions for the serious reader.
On Christmas Day of 1914, at least 100,000 British and German troops stopped fighting, climbed out of their trenches and met each other in No-Man's-Land.
Christmas should be a time for food, lots of it. Ignore the calorie scolds. You can diet the rest of the year.
Walker Percy thinks that depression has philosophical roots. Materialism leads to a loss of human dignity, and that leads to depression.
While the movie is all about George's personal transformation, it is Mary's incredible devotion that helps us see that change within George.
The most well known economist of the 20th Century, John Maynard Keynes, is often said to have argued that recessions can be cured by government intervention in the business cycle. Keynes's views are much more nuanced than that.
If you are looking for a great Christmas ghost story, then the Victorian M.R. James should be on your reading list.