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Christopher Lasch’s 9 Characteristics of the “New Narcissist”

Christopher Lasch’s 9 Characteristics of the “New Narcissist”

Many often wonder what Lasch means by his term "Culture of Narcissism"...

Does the Pressure to Get a College Degree Encourage Cheating?

Does the Pressure to Get a College Degree Encourage Cheating?

Professional cheating seems to be quite the business these days.
 

You Can't Buy Simplicity

You Can't Buy Simplicity

Today’s simplicity movements are ostensibly a reaction against materialism. However, they can easily slip into materialism themselves.

5 Little Known Facts of Apprenticeship

5 Little Known Facts of Apprenticeship

Have we done ourselves a disservice in thinking that college is the only way to go?

Tradition! “Fiddler on the Roof” Gets it Wrong

Tradition! “Fiddler on the Roof” Gets it Wrong

At the risk of seeming the spoilsport, I must confess that I dislike Fiddler on the Roof.

15 Thoughts from the Father of Modern Propaganda

15 Thoughts from the Father of Modern Propaganda

Edward Bernays was surprisingly transparent when sharing his perspective.

14 Nuggets of Wisdom from Wendell Berry

14 Nuggets of Wisdom from Wendell Berry

From the poet-farmer.

Why Tennessee Forces Seventh Graders to Learn Islam

Why Tennessee Forces Seventh Graders to Learn Islam

Religion has always been a thorny issue in US schools.

Stop Blaming Poverty for Educational Problems

Stop Blaming Poverty for Educational Problems

The poverty excuse is a "crutch that’s unfounded in evidence."

Why Rachel Dolezal Doesn't Matter, But Should

Why Rachel Dolezal Doesn't Matter, But Should

Some transgender advocates seem guilty of a philosophical inconsistency.

10 Tips for Being a Better Conversationalist

10 Tips for Being a Better Conversationalist

How can we revive the art of conversation?

What Life is Like in a Relativist Society

What Life is Like in a Relativist Society

Problem: we live in a society, and participate in common activities and structures that seemingly require agreement about goals. So how do we reach an agreement about these goals?

“More Truly Educated Out of College Than In It.”

“More Truly Educated Out of College Than In It.”

Education is more than school.

The Homogenization of America

The Homogenization of America

One of the underlying drivers for the homogenization of America has been the rise of relativism.

War of the Worlds: How the Media “Creates” News

War of the Worlds: How the Media “Creates” News

A sobering reminder to those of us living in a media-saturated age.

Remembering Fred Thompson: 8 Quotes

Remembering Fred Thompson: 8 Quotes

The former senator and Hollywood actor passed away yesterday at the age of 73. 

6 Distressing Characteristics of the "Mass Man"

6 Distressing Characteristics of the "Mass Man"

Guardini claims that the modern world has given birth to a new sociological category: the “Mass Man.”

Preschoolers Increasingly Using Tablets without Supervision

Preschoolers Increasingly Using Tablets without Supervision

The heads of many tech companies exercise a lot of oversight of their children’s use of electronics. Should other parents do the same?

Russell Brand: Porn is Bad

Russell Brand: Porn is Bad

Yeah, we were confused too. 

The Road to Serfdom: 15 Quotes

The Road to Serfdom: 15 Quotes

Hayek’s reflections are still profound. 

10 Quotes from the Most Popular TED Talk EVER

10 Quotes from the Most Popular TED Talk EVER

From Ken Robinson's 2006 talk "Do Schools Kill Creativity?"

They Starved, We Bought Snickers

They Starved, We Bought Snickers

The settling of America is a wild story.

This 1960s Greek Village Was Cut Off from the Modern World

This 1960s Greek Village Was Cut Off from the Modern World

Here's what life looked like there.

The Pope’s Famous 4 Predictions About Contraception

The Pope’s Famous 4 Predictions About Contraception

Many feel these four predictions from the pope's 1968 document have come true.

The Medieval Period was a Dark Age? Don't be Ignorant.

The Medieval Period was a Dark Age? Don't be Ignorant.

They accomplished far more than moderns like to remember. 

Is School Preventing People from Growing Up?

Is School Preventing People from Growing Up?

How did the adolescent subculture come to be? Bauerlein believes it is largely because of school. 

We're All Narcissus Now

We're All Narcissus Now

Mirrors and smartphones, self-love to death.  

13 Quotes from John Dewey You Can Probably Agree With

13 Quotes from John Dewey You Can Probably Agree With

From the progressive educational reformer.  

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