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Very Cool! New York Public Library Releases 180,000 Historical Images into the Public Domain

Very Cool! New York Public Library Releases 180,000 Historical Images into the Public Domain

The documents include papers from the Founding Fathers, maps and atlases, and illuminated manuscripts from the Medieval Ages...

Keynes in 1930: Americans Will Have 15-Hour Work Week by 2030 (Ha!)
9 Timeless Strategies from Sun-tzu’s ‘Art of War’

9 Timeless Strategies from Sun-tzu’s ‘Art of War’

From the book whose tactics have been highly influential in warfare, business, politics, law, sports, and life. 

Christianity's Intellectual Foundation

Christianity's Intellectual Foundation

We're guessing most of the folks who call Christianity "stupid" haven't read these authors.

Ben Franklin’s 3 Tips for People Actually Interested in Rational Debate

Ben Franklin’s 3 Tips for People Actually Interested in Rational Debate

Public discourse might be more civil if we followed Franklin's example.

The Government Changes Food Recommendations ... Again

The Government Changes Food Recommendations ... Again

Why are they involved with it anyway?

Not All Deep Friendships Are 'Gay'

Not All Deep Friendships Are 'Gay'

Has our society forgotten what true friendship looks like?

Academic Writing is Becoming a Caricature of Itself

Academic Writing is Becoming a Caricature of Itself

In no other time in history have so many professors written so much that is unintelligible.

Will Germany be Muslim in a generation?

Will Germany be Muslim in a generation?

Demography is the Achilles heel of a democracy.

Do the British Write Better Children's Books?

Do the British Write Better Children's Books?

According to child psychologists, fantasy is critical for childhood development.

Let’s be honest about the Cologne assaults

Let’s be honest about the Cologne assaults

Multiculturalism doesn't work. And boys and girls are unequal.

1st Century Historian: Education is “The One and Essential Thing”

1st Century Historian: Education is “The One and Essential Thing”

According to Plutarch, knowledge is the only thing that can't be taken from you. 

Could Students Today Pass the 1919 SAT Exam?

Could Students Today Pass the 1919 SAT Exam?

Passing requires these 3 characteristics.
 

Yet Another Reason to Study History

Yet Another Reason to Study History

Have you heard of “shifting baseline syndrome”?

Doctor: Overstimulation May Be Causing ADHD

Doctor: Overstimulation May Be Causing ADHD

Are American adults aiding and abetting the rapid rise in ADHD?

A source of our anxiety?

A source of our anxiety?

Spending, spending, spending. Debt, debt, debt. 

Plato’s Very Relevant Warning about Politicians

Plato’s Very Relevant Warning about Politicians

It's amazing how relevant ancient works can be to modern life.

Waking Up During the Night Used to Be Normal

Waking Up During the Night Used to Be Normal

Every night, people fell asleep not long after the sun went down and stayed that way until sometime after midnight.

The Danger of Executive Action

The Danger of Executive Action

In the name of expediency, we toss aside our checks against the concentration of power.

This Family’s 7 Kids All Enrolled in College by Age 12?!?
Chesterton and the Meaning of Education

Chesterton and the Meaning of Education

Chesterton thought we now had a “standardization by a low standard,” a dumbing-down of standards to a lowest-common denominator of prescribed mediocrity.

This great inventor only had 5 years of formal schooling

This great inventor only had 5 years of formal schooling

Would he have achieved as much in today’s education settings? 

Huxley: Brave New World “Coming True Sooner Than I Thought”

Huxley: Brave New World “Coming True Sooner Than I Thought”

Huxley's reflections on "Brave New World" thirty years after it was published.

8 Astute Comments from Aldous Huxley

8 Astute Comments from Aldous Huxley

From the author of "Brave New World"

Are Many Women Today Doing Two Full-Time Jobs?

Are Many Women Today Doing Two Full-Time Jobs?

Eleanor Roosevelt had something important to say on this topic.

Sociologist: “The World is More Religious Than It Has Ever Been”

Sociologist: “The World is More Religious Than It Has Ever Been”

Most assume that the world is less religious. Maybe they're wrong? 

What American Education Has in Common with the Dark Ages

What American Education Has in Common with the Dark Ages

4 characteristics of a decline in education in the 6th century...

Obamacare Spurring a Return to Health Care Co-ops

Obamacare Spurring a Return to Health Care Co-ops

Are they spurring a return to community care and concern in addition to lowering costs?
 

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