The site navigation utilizes arrow, enter, escape, and space bar key commands. Left and right arrows move across top level links and expand / close menus in sub levels. Up and Down arrows will open main level menus and toggle through sub tier links. Enter and space open menus and escape closes them as well. Tab will move on to the next part of the site rather than go through menu items.
©2020 All rights reserved.
As both Europe and the United States crackdown on international travel, one academic has a few notes on how the new coronavirus affects the situation abroad.
The outsourcing of American pharmaceutical production, coupled with porous borders, has left America vulnerable to disease outbreaks from around the world.
Lots of politically charged medical terms are being thrown around, but it's important to know what these terms actually mean.
The interest rate is only going to get higher as Chinese production continues to be negatively impacted by the coronavirus.
What explains the rising literacy rates and rising levels of educational achievements is also what explains the regime’s ability to continually repress Cuban people.
The coronavirus pandemic underscores the fundamental fact that America can’t be great again until it restores its economic independence.
Acting now to boost your immune system is prudent. Here is how.
Colonialism is not merely European crime against people of color; every human is capable of inflicting mass amounts of suffering on any other human.
China is a very diverse country, but people of all walks of life are united by their dissatisfaction with Beijing's handling of the coronavirus.
According to Kevin Carey of the New America think tank, coronavirus in the U.S. could lead to “a vast unplanned experiment in mass home-schooling.”
How do we reconcile public health with individual rights? Should the latter be sacrificed to protect the former?
Globalism is merely worldwide socialism, where wealth is sent to developing nations at the expense of middle- and lower-class workers in already developed countries.
Nearly 800 million people in China are under some set of restrictions regarding their ability to move about their own country, provinces, and cities.
Christians living in Wuhan have worked more fervently and more efficiently, with less resources, than any governmental agency has in response to the coronavirus.
Bernie Sanders' claims that the Cuban Revolution ushered in untold levels of literacy and high quality health care are pure falsehoods.
Newly digitized footage from the battle of Iwo Jima adds deeply human and personal elements to this famous World War II battle.
The eminent expert in communicating science botches his explanation.
The economic impacts of the coronavirus could be felt in China and the world for many years to come.
A new paper suggests the coronavirus could have come from one of two labs near the wet market first blamed by the Chinese government for the disease's outbreak.
Humanity is full of hubris, and our continued quest to explore and subjugate nature can only end in one way.
The costs of the Iraq War to the U.S. government cut across many different departments, and the bill keeps rising.
Even if the coronavirus were to stay contained in mainland China, Americans will still feel its effects in their lives in many ways.
The next time you vote, look past the siren song and vote for someone who understands where freedom and liberty really come from.
With Brexit upon us, it's worth looking back at how Great Britain got to this point.
Brazil isn't all that different from the United States, but there are still things that Americans could stand to adopt from Brazilian culture.
Both the Catholic Church and Central American governments have an economic interest in encouraging illegal immigration to the United States.
There need be no cultural war when one of the contenders fails to show up, supposing that he still exists.
The difference between "preaching" and answering religious questions from a roomful of people is pretty much up to the interpretation of the Chinese communists.
Three prominent Iranian athletes have defected to the West in recent months. How many more will break with the tyranny in Tehran?
The long-praised Cuban health care system has quite a few secrets to hide, including the island's high death rates for small children.
Every two or three years, a group of bureaucrats gets together to adjust trade restrictions on endangered species. Their work actually hurts those species.
“What Meghan wants, Meghan gets!” Only time will tell if that was merely a reference to Bridezilla behavior or if it was, in fact, a prophetic statement.
The mass migration of people from Africa and the Middle East is a premeditated goal of the European political elites.
While Iranian Americans celebrate the death of Qasem Soleimani, one has to wonder how long America will stay militarily involved in the Middle East.
America might do well to listen to the words of Otto von Bismarck, and ensure American lives aren't wasted in the Middle East in vain.
The summary execution of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Iraq on Friday appears to be completely justifiable, but it's time for America to leave the Middle East.
Today's events could lead to a hot war with Iran.
The Afghanistan Papers could have been the start of redemption, but it's all been subsumed by impeachment and an uninterested public.
A new law in New York allows illegal aliens to obtain driver's licenses, and the Department of Homeland Security is being very clear that this is a bad idea.
A new documentary reveals in stunning detail the horrors visited upon China by the totalitarian policies of the country's Communist leadership.
Boris Johnson campaigned for “Leave,” and based his 2019 campaign heavily on the promise to “Get Brexit done.”
Lies, spin, over a trillion dollars wasted, and no strategy. They knew for 18 years and no one said a thing.
Elected officials aren't being held accountable for their connections to Jeffrey Epstein. Surprisingly, those in the monarchy are.
President Donald Trump believes in America First except when it comes to the Saudi royal family. Then it is Saudi Arabia first.
Socialized medicine can be deadly.
Why is it that attitudes, after the laissez faire ones of the sixties and onward, now may be changing?
People who espouse communism and socialism might want to take a closer look at the story of this North Korean refugee.
Is Bernie wrong about peaceful Swedish socialism?
What might the Berlin Wall teach us about PC culture?
ISIS is dead, or at least severely wounded. But its ideas are alive.
It's deeper than care for immigrants or concern for our borders.
The media spin is predictable: President Donald Trump has abandoned America’s gallant Kurdish allies to face the prospect of a Turkish invasion alone.
AOC is supporting a bailout of crony capitalism.
The most recent protest was staged by climate activists in Great Britain. But their plans didn’t quite work out the way they thought they would.
Hong Kong protestors and Chinese police cannot break an uneasy peace with violence if they want international support.
As the U.S. heads into the 2020 elections, the public must be wary of critics who call for “reforms” to the American electoral process but fail to put our process in a global perspective.
A few people still know how to laugh at themselves and others.
Kamala Harris: '100 days to get their act together...if they fail to do it, then I will take executive action.'
Hong Kong: A reminder to Marxists that man is not only material.
The numbers are surprising, but they don't lie.
"The Communist Party’s ultimate goal is to ‘become God.’"
What exactly are American interests? What unifies our foreign policy?
Outrage has replaced reason in the debate surrounding biodiversity and poisoned the way we talk about workable solutions.
Venezuela’s instability may serve to warn other Latin American countries away from the broken socialist system.
Politicians in both parties are rallying around the President as he does what is necessary necessary and takes on China's unfair trade policies.
Day by day the protesters reflect a greater cross section of the island, which is making China more desperate to put them down.
To paraphrase Orwell, thought corrupts language and language corrupts thought.
It’s about time.
The Soviet Union is gone, thrown into the dustbin of history, but a lesson remains from those Russian visitors.
As America's gun debate heats up again, perhaps we can learn something from Australia's cat genocide.
Every time President Trump raises tariffs, the media clucks that American consumers will pay the price. This hasn’t happened yet, and it won’t happen now.
We must look back at Nagasaki and Hiroshima, and say, “Never again.”
American businesses can help solve the growing waste problem.
Aaron Sarin's "When the Lion Wakes" reveals harrowing truths about the Chinese Communist Party.
Supporters have said a Trump-Johnson relationship could touch off a new partnership akin to that of Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s.
Until his next hearing on July 31, the media’s focus on the case seems to have diverted to Epstein’s friends and associates in high places.
“Contraceptives are the greatest life-saving, poverty-ending, women-empowering innovation ever created.”
Mass Media, Social Media, and PC culture have created an American social-policing apparatus on par with Chairman Xi Jinping's Social-Credit-Score System.
“I, Pencil” has persuaded people of the wonders of the free market. Some want it to be destroyed.
Americans think of Bastille Day as “France’s Fourth of July.” But do these holidays really celebrate the same thing? Hardly.
When viewed analytically—based on how much money they generate—women in soccer actually make more than men.
The Supreme Court will decide whether President Donald Trump can rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program during its next term.
June 28, 1919. On this date, 100 years ago, Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles, her peace settlement for the First World War.
If you want to effectively relieve stress, set aside the yoga mat, get out a couple mitts and a baseball, and play catch instead.
All the stuff both Left and Right claim to hate makes the minimalist life possible.
The ban may overlook how and why advertising works.
Every once in a while, a news story pops up that should break our hearts. That, or make us retch.
Trump has faced pushback when he has tried to keep his antiwar campaign promises.
Honoring its new agreement with the U.S. to adopt new measures to curb illegal immigration, Mexico recently arrested 791 illegal immigrants at its border.
Even if most of us are still using plastic drinking straws and driving gas-guzzlers, the words of the prophet from Stockholm have not fallen on dry ground.
Did women win some long-sought freedom from oppression in the male-dominated society of the ancien regime?
The Livraria Lello bookshop in Portugal now requires prospective patrons to purchase a voucher, or ticket, in order to gain entry.
In the decades since the time of its publication, the context of Orwell’s magnum opus has been lost.
Has the Netherlands found the “Achilles heel” of Euthanasia? That’s the question quietly being asked in Dutch medical circles.
Envy-driven taxation schemes, political calculations, and overregulation hinder anyone willing to “minister to the needs of suffering humanity.”
The Nordic countries lead the world in gender equality, but have some of the highest rates of intimate partner violence against women in the EU.
Modern presidents routinely claim monarchical powers, using the military without proper authority.
The birth of Prince Harry's son has caused the British tabloids to take a break from their favorite topic: the alleged feud between Prince Harry and his older brother Prince William.
Let’s allow one survivor of Communism to stand as a witness for the millions of dead around the globe, the neighbors snatched away in the dead of night, the beatings and torture, the theft of property, the erasure of private life, the work...
The manikin of socialism was identical for the Nazis and Soviets.
Here’s the painful truth: society does not consider you to be a legitimate parent when you have only one child.
How often have you heard someone praised for having an open mind? Pretty often, I’d bet.
For Ricardo Pita, socialism is not just theoretical. He has a message for those who haven't experienced it and think it will improve their country.
For months, French President Emmanuel Macron has asked European leaders to crack down on fake news. At last, someone has taken his advice.
Why the modern designs just won't cut it.
A quarter of teachers report being the objects of student violence and abuse according to a recent survey out of the UK.
The world has been considering what it would mean to lose one of the masterpieces of medieval Christendom for all time. There is widespread agreement that such a loss would be profound.
What shape will the cathedral’s renovation take? Who will decide which alterations “improve” on the original?
It may sound like a dark chapter out of a history book, but Venezuela is happening right now, and millions are suffering.
A dangerous precedent is being set.
A recent study from Australia reveals the factors that enable students to excel. Hint: money isn't one of them!
A New Zealand bookstore stopped selling Jordan Peterson’s book in light of the Christchurch mosque shootings, but continues offering “Mein Kampf.”
Should New Zealand follow in Australia's footsteps with gun restrictions?
Lots of things poisoned Brenton Tarrant's mind. But why hasn't anyone mentioned divorce?
Failure to reform the national health system has led the government to collapse in one of the most statist governments following the Nordic model.
One study recently revealed that nine out of 10 college students admitted to cheating on their exams and papers.
Women are constantly starring as victims of the male patriarchy, of inequality, of sexual/physical/emotional/abuse.
With children in tow, my parents escaped oppression and a lack of human rights—the right to pursue happiness and the right to own property.
Are economic sanctions an effective way to remove Venezuela’s satrap from power?
To understand the misleading narrative, we must look to the era of narrative-driven journalism and the politicization of society, both of which subjugate truth to ideology and politics.
When it comes to language assimilation, neither of the standard assurances is convincing.
It has never been a safer world in which to be a child.
South Korea has a unique kind of prison problem.
Who is the rightful president?
Venezuela can quickly recover from its disastrous experiment with Socialism. Germany and Hong Kong provide good models.
The difference between the liberality of the liberal arts and the censorship imposed by political liberals is that advocates of the liberal arts invite the “heretics” to the great conversation whereas political liberals seek to silence them as...
Probably a majority of people would answer “yes” to that question. But how does that work in practice?
Venezuela is facing a unique opportunity to re-establish democracy and freedom.
When the first demonstrations on the streets of Paris were reported nine weeks ago, nobody could have foreseen the endurance, the tenacity and the viral effect of the Yellow Vests movement.
A new report notes that, by some measures, Denmark and the Nordic “socialist” countries have more economic freedom than the United States.
With the post-war German economy in ruins, a little-known economist named Ludwig Erhard suggested a bold kick start: replace the old currency with the Deutsche Mark and lift all economic controls. It worked. The German economy boomed.
Parents have a natural right and responsibility to raise and educate their children, not the state.
"Border control is a federal responsibility," says... Dianne Feinstein?
They have been liberated by their ethnic backgrounds to speak more candidly than the vast majority of their countrymen.
A recent poll revealed that one-third of Mexicans (34 percent) would like to emigrate to the United States. Such massive potential emigration into the United States makes no sense.
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, is enjoying the perks of royalty and it has come back to bite her.
Castro's Communist regime has often been praised for improving literacy and health care in Cuba. 60 years of statistics paint a different picture.
At least that's what they're about to teach in one British school district.
How did the United States, triumphant in the Cold War, find itself beset on so many fronts?
The experiments in China with genetically modified babies is just the beginning of what could go wrong.
It will be the coolest thing you watch today.
The end result of moral nihilism, as the Soviets demonstrated, is death and destruction on an industrial scale.
Given that the Venezuelan tragedy is manmade, it is hard to fathom why politicians such as Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders, who provided succor to the Hugo Chavez regime, are not laughed out of politics.
A Europe that doesn't listen to its people's outrage won't remain intact.
G. K. Chesterton's life offers an example.
The violin is playing.
It seems there’s always some Grinch that wants to ruin Christmas every year.
A UK perspective on the rise of moralitis and the hypocrisy which accompanies it.
She has conceded the essence of the rightist—and, by the way, centrist—critique of the open-borders approach to immigration.
A look at how economic freedom affects the income of the poor.
Students are turning their own ignorance into an excuse for victimhood.
If the Times had visited one of China’s many private hospitals, they would have found something quite different from the chaos depicted in China’s public health care facilities.
Why precisely, is the family dead or dying in Europe and the west?
"Schools are failing ever greater numbers of children."
Of all the disturbing developments in culture and ideas over the last several years few have been more disturbing than the reemergence of communism and socialism.
He told the judge that he did not feel comfortable with his age and that doctors had told him that he had the body of a 45-year-old.
Jones sought to “infiltrate the church” to spread the communist message.
Unenforced or selectively enforced laws are not only unjust, but can also establish incentives which can weaken our entire civilization.
For all the staged midterm theatrics, the caravan illustrates the abject ironies and paradoxes of the entire illegal alien project.
Mass immigration, legal and illegal, disproportionately hurts black Americans because they are the ones most likely to compete directly with immigrants for work.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago offers some poignant advice for dealing with the friction in today's society.
A country that can’t control its borders is by definition no longer a country.
#PostcardsforMacron highlights one of the best ways a woman can expand her influence.
The idea that the state should protect children from their parents should be cause for astonishment among liberty defenders.
“Freedom of the intellect means the freedom to report what one has seen, heard, and felt, and not to be obliged to fabricate imaginary facts and feelings.” - George Orwell
Should we associate political disagreements with mental illness with such a dark history behind that practice?
A pre-nuptial interview provides interesting insight.
Are American tax dollars enabling the most deplorable sexual abuse imaginable?
Can a society which welcomes diversity find room in its group hug to embrace truth?
The Soviet Union did not free the world of tyranny in World War II. It merely helped defeat one evil while ruthlessly attempting to supplant it with another one.
Sweden has traditionally been portrayed in the US political debate as the epitome of democratic socialism... but would such a system work here?
Here are the top takeaways from Trump’s U.N. speech:
How did Botswana manage to get out of the poverty trap?
The news of the day of the might give the impression that the world is getting worse every hour. But that may not be the case.
Hundreds of thousands ended up in Germany after an invitation from Angela Merkel. But now that ISIS has been defeated and the Syrian civil war is winding down, why are refugees continuing to come?
Venezualan dicator Nicolas Maduro appears to fulfill all the requirements of a tyrant who ought to be removed from office by assassination. But is killing a tyrant ever a good idea?
But is a shopping mall exactly what we have reduced the university to?
Putin is promoting the very thing that the West has abandoned.
For all the heat and headlines around this border, few people really understand the job of a Border Patrol agent.
Many past claims about climate change have proven false. Is it time we focused our attention on more pressing matters?
Let’s look at patterns of Russian policy stretching back over three centuries.
When a social order favors the development of families and communities, corresponding business models also appear.
We shouldn't be so surprised that Russia hacked the 2016 election. They've been at this for a while.
It wasn’t that long ago that the left praised socialist Venezuela as a model country, a good comparison to the mean, ruthless system of the United States. What happened?
We know this assessment isn’t what millions of suffering Venezuelans will want to hear, but Maduro may hold on to power for quite some time.
According to the latest report from the government agency which tracks euthanasia deaths, the children were 9, 11 and 17 years old.
Is Trump’s border wall really that crazy of an idea?
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.
Treating symptoms is not enough.
This also was the third consecutive year that emissions in the U.S. declined.
One of the most controversial new laws is that children in low-income “ghettos” (an official government term) must attend mandatory cultural education sessions.
Data from the Obama administration Census Bureau and Department of Justice proves that illegal immigrants are far more likely to commit serious crimes than the U.S. population
Uproar is growing over a music video created by the artistic duo Simon G & Mr Cool that features the performers singing about raping babies.
Could the ban be the first step towards the Netherlands becoming a religiously oppressive nation?
On Tuesday, the Netherlands joined a growing number of European nations to implement a "Burqa Ban." Here's why that's a good thing.
The people of Hong Kong understand that a free market left alone is a market that will flourish.
A recently released report found an “institutionalized regime” of disregard for human life at Gosport War Memorial Hospital.
In North Korea, tens of thousands of women are trafficked and trapped in prison camps. But somehow, it’s the U.S. where women are doomed.
The Trump Administration is separating families to stop illegal immigration. How about separated families at home?
Why would bare-knuckle, mob-style, illegal fighting be so popular for anyone?
The international non-profit ministry Open Doors says these five countries are the most dangerous for Christians.
It's not just foreign governments who have a hand in instigating the protests.
German kindergartens appear to be places of “lawlessness” to the American parents who send their children to them. But are they?
The retired British boxer, who is a practicing Muslim, is receiving an avalanche of abuse after posting a picture of a Christmas tree.
Marysa Dac was 16 months old when horror engulfed Poland.
After two years of euthanasia in Quebec, a look at the numbers.
Are we looking at the end of Europe as we know it?
A new study reveals a big gap in what people think they spend on eating out and what they actually spend.
It might have something to do with the approach each takes toward reading instruction.
“I believe a man is happier, and happy in a richer way, if he has ‘the freeborn mind’. But I doubt whether he can have this without economic independence, which the new society is abolishing."
In his Farewell Address, George Washington urged America to be non-interventionist, but that was before the nuclear age.
Friedrich Hayek was right to voice caution against using coercion to achieve a 'greater good'.
A Canadian T.A. was called to task for objectively sharing both sides of an issue in a university discussion.
Two House committees are investigating the tangled deal involving Russia, its acquiring of U.S. uranium, and Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Cicero was the Roman Socrates, a man who stood for the community over time, rather than the community of the moment. Like his Greek ancestor, Cicero died a martyr.
Black markets remain a crucial element of survival for many North Koreans today.
Marriage between cousins remains rampant in much of the Muslim world. And the results are truly tragic.
In 1820, 94% of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty. In 1990, 34.8%, and in 2015, just 9.6%.
“The department cannot claim to provide students with the ‘foundational knowledge of the canon’ whilst it refuses to decolonise the curriculum.”
The loss of four special ops soldiers is being politicized, a former Green Beret says.
A writer who lived in Spain during the 1960s explains what Catalonia’s drive for independence could mean for Spain—and Europe.
"Though I am sometimes reluctant to admit it, there really is something ‘timeless’ in the Tyndale/King James synthesis." - Christopher Hitchens
J.R.R. Tolkiens' book 'The Hobbit' today is rated as the sixth bestselling work of literature of all time.
The Fraser Institute's economic freedom rankings are out.
America's education system is a mess, but trying to replicate the Chinese schooling techniques may not be the best approach.
A war in Korea would disastrous. But U.S. leaders must soon decide whether the costs of war exceed the dangers of military inaction.
Here are the top six points Trump made before the global body that he has both criticized and praised in the past, even as he received tepid applause from the assembled multitude.
Author Paul Kengor has written an account of the relationship between Pope John Paul II and President Ronald Reagan that is compelling and unabashedly faith-filled.
Recent fashion trends are taking an unusual turn.
Today the farce being played out in the United States is plain for all who care to witness it.
Antifa is pronounced "an-TEE-fuh," in case you were wondering.
Over the last century, a large majority of Muslim countries have banned instant-talaq, including neighbours Pakistan and Bangladesh.
Claims that Hurricane Harvey will be a 'net benefit' prove that old fallacies die hard.
Clearly, schools are not ensuring students are "college-ready."
Apparently Maria von Trapp was not politically correct in how she raised her children.
Nobody wants to see war on the Korean peninsula. But Trump is wise to insist North Korea's actions could precipitate a military response.
Charlie Chaplin responded to the mortal threat that the Nazis posed in a different way.
Is it possible we would have avoided our current problems with violence and chaos if the parents of millennials had shunned permissive parenting?
Violent confrontations with antifascists gave the Nazis a chance to paint themselves as the victims of a pugnacious, lawless left.
Philip Booth, in a new essay for Religion & Liberty Transatlantic, says many Christians confuse inequality and poverty.
The UN’s Office on Drugs and Crime recently explained why slavery is proliferating in recent years.
98 percent of parents terminate pregnancies upon a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.
Trade has always existed, and rich merchants have always been a part of the economic and political picture, but merchants have not always been the rulers, as they are today…
For many years, the international community has struggled to stop this kind of progress.
Scottish farmer David Harris put out a classified ad for a wife which quickly went viral. Are the qualities he desires in a mate secretly desired by other men as well?
A certain set of Catholics since Vatican II has rejected this embrace of religious freedom.
While taxation was one of the causes that fueled discord between the colonials and the Crown, other grievances also loomed large.
Marxist doctrine discourages individual creativity in favor of state control.
Adults 55 and older were able to answer questions about food growth with ease. But 18 to 24-year-olds? Not so much.
The first step to aiding the tortured Body of Christ is for the West to recommit itself to, and to reassert, Western values.
Dunkirk is a reminder that you don’t have to be Iron Man or Batman or even Gandhi or Mother Teresa to change the world.
Are Christian publications falling for the allure of socialism?
Meanwhile the politicians and their cronies who dominate the system smile all the way to the bank.
The love that Chris Gard and Connie Yates have demonstrated during Charlie’s short life will ensure that his legacy will live on in the years to come.
Many educated people – though perhaps not enough – know that it was medieval monks who preserved classical culture.
Is Europe in danger of a "demographic suicide"?
15 facts about books, literacy, and publishing
As the most popular artifact in the British Museum, it sees most of the Museum's 6.8 million visitors each year.
We have not seen the last of them.
This event has also been widely but over-simplistically linked to climate change.
There is a chance it will bring benefits both for their baby and others.
Hobby Lobby deserves praise, not condemnation, for these actions.
The war drums are beating again, this time for the Korean peninsula.
Charlie Gard’s tragedy is a mere distraction in the march of progress.
The Czech Republic, which already boasts 800,000 registered firearms and 300,000 licensed gun owners, is looking to liberalize its guns laws.
A court decided a baby should die instead of giving him privately-funded treatment.
At the very heart of this tax policy lies the conviction that human beings are essentially individuals. This defies the obvious fact that humans always enter...
When one thinks of the Middle East, freedom – particularly the freedom to swim against conventional wisdom – is not the first thing that comes to mind.
The Greeks were great once, but today they’re a far cry from their ancestors.
Think invisible men, time travel, flying machines and journeys to other planets are the product of the European or ‘Western’ imagination? Think again.
The “newest” terrorists encourage more frequent active violence, hostage-takings and kidnappings.
If there is anything redeeming to come of this, it should be a wake-up call to all of us to change the way we think about human rights and stop a terrible...
Why is it that innovation occurs frequently in other areas, but not in education?
As a leading collegiate model, Oxford may be setting a new trend.
Hint: They're not feminist approved.
Today, we mostly try not to think about this war, unless a friend or family member is directly affected by it.
Why Chesterton, Lewis, and Tolkien remain indispensable to Christian thinkers and the intellectual tradition of the West.
How many have you stayed at?
Exploiting a tragedy to score political points has become a national pastime. Stop it.
There are some parenting principles that are pretty much universally accepted today.
Big business, for more than 100 years, has been a main lobbying force for more intense government controls over trade, enterprise and labor.
President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. will withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement.
In his essay “Politics and the English Language," Orwell attributed the decline of language the hyper-politicized environment then taking shape.
We seem to have discouraged a generation of young people from launching out early in life and learning how to work and manage their resources as an adult.
Writing in City Journal, Manhattan Institute scholar Heather Mac Donald says the left’s faith in open borders is impregnable.
President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.
Venezuela doesn’t have to be poor.
In Europe, jihadists and potential jihadists are paid to separate themselves from the brotherhood of man.
The results of the fundamental cultural differences between the West and Islamic civilization are there for all to see ... if we're willing to open our eyes.
We the Internet TV just rolled out a new video on ‘the Science Guy’.
As Venezuela descends into a nightmare of starvation and violence, the long-standing debate over the feasibility of socialism takes on new relevance.
Hal Niedzviecki said literature becomes “exhaustingly white and middle class” when writers are discouraged from writing about other cultures.
Lust and its corrupting power are a central theme in Dostoyevsky's masterpiece 'The Brothers of Karamazov.'
L.M. Montgomery's beloved Anne books give many examples of how true victims should behave.
The Epic of Gilgamesh explores the nature and meaning of being human, and asks the questions that continue to be debated in the modern day.
'Communism for Kids' is coming to a bookstore near you.
What does Emperor Palpatine actually do with his power?
They had plenty of ethics - just the wrong kind.
England ditched free college because it only increased inequities between rich and poor.
Communist countries have enshrined May Day as one of their most important holidays, often marked by elaborate workforce parades.
The Royals have caught onto an idea that’s been completely overlooked by all of us commoners across the pond.
His response serves as a reminder of the dangers we currently face.
Was the owner a "clever child," or were education standards much more rigorous a century ago?
On April 13, the Huffington Post published an editorial advocating stripping white men of voting rights. It went viral, but then things got weird.
In Syria's fog of war, the truth splinters into countless half-truths, conflicting conclusions and incomplete accounts.
The British counseling service, Childline, has recently reported an uptick in the number of lonely children. But why?
Is it possible that this is what is driving the chaos we are witnessing in society?
Philosophers have debated the nature of human rights since at least the 12th century, often under the name of ‘natural rights’.
By the 1850s, fake news was so widespread in Germany that it had become its own genre – the “unechte Korrespondenz.”
It all started with a history project...
Despite Trump’s past tweets that the U.S. should “stay the hell out of Syria,” he decided the U.S. should back up international law.
Popular wisdom holds that Fascism and Communism were diametrical opposites. They weren't.
One school's experience suggests it wouldn't hurt.
Are they really likely to eat your flesh?
We should respond to the question of whether the West is worth defending by first asking this: Which West are we being asked to defend?
The focus on girls causes us to overlook the ways in which boys are struggling.
Turkey's referendum presents a choice between parliamentary democracy and legally institutionalizing single-man rule.
University of Ottawa professor Jennifer A. Chandler pointed out that combining organ donation with euthanasia could be ethically problematic.
Feminist author Fay Weldon suggests that it is men, not women, who can now claim victimhood status.
The FBI declined to be interviewed by 60 Minutes, providing just a terse, one-sentence reply.
Fascism wasn't built just on hate. It also promised robust social welfare to people fearful of unbridled capitalism.
“Islamists want a Sharia compliant society,” Ayaan Hirsi Ali said. “Whoever is in their way is their enemy."
Despite its small size, Israel is a global leader in technology innovation. This success is attributed to three unique things.
More is at stake than just Trump’s credibility.
Are American classes too easy?
Have we handicapped many students by removing Latin from schools?
Did the English create the Famine on purpose as some have theorized?
“Legalizing euthanasia doesn’t empower you... It empowers doctors.”
The Addis Housewares study found over half of mums just don't have the time to teach their kids domestic know-how.
We don’t see much of this kind of instruction in today’s schools.
In 2001 Portugal shocked the world and voted to decriminalize all drugs in response to a growing heroin problem. The results are impressive.
Our big sisters at United Nations headquarters in New York have other plans for women.
Analyzing the ABC’s of civil-military relations.
Here is a prehistory of what we call the alt-right today.
A KGB memo shows clear evidence of an "unabashed quid pro quo" between a U.S. Senator and a top Kremlin official.
Some schools are teaching beekeeping... and children are learning many many different skills in the process.
Is it because of a decline in male friendships?
In 1950, the CIA established a headquarters in Paris and employed an army of operatives to recruit anti-Marxist intellectuals.
Are there a few details that undermine the “marriage equality” theme?
And important questions remain unaddressed, says a journalism expert.
Russia, America's primary geopolitical foe, is looking to reclaim Crimea. Does Russia's claim to the peninsula nation have merit?
The Parliament passed a measure banning the dissemination of any information deemed "misleading" on the issue of abortion.
Nearly half of professors say students are not prepared for college.
Why do young people embrace rights not specifically spelled out in the Constitution, but reject the one to which they are given free recourse?
Many of today’s children seem to have a lack of respect for others, a fact which becomes particularly apparent in their poor behavior in public.
A New Zealand couple are honored for their fidelity.
Nietzsche wrote so much about love in 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' that it could be renamed 'Thus Spoke Romeo.'
A few years ago, I bought some fresh eggs from a friend who owned chickens. They were wonderful.
There has been much discourse on what responsibility Christians have to immigrants and refugees seeking new homes.
Are they are all majority Muslim? Yes. Another commonality is war.
Richard Stengel writes in the Atlantic that the American Century is over and Trump’s to blame. He’s only half right.
Kate Middleton has done an exceptional job of making motherhood glam again. ... Like Middleton, Ivanka has allowed herself to be defined by motherhood.
By focusing so much on respect for the self, have we lost focus of the respect we owe to individuals, places, and events?
American psychiatrist Allen Frances suggests that while some ADHD cases are legitimate, others are not.
Given there are many incentives to work outside the home, are mothers who choose to care for their children themselves now being discriminated against?
U.S. population growth is at an 80 year low.
It all comes down to two things, says an Iraqi-born writer.
Popular culture often overlooks that MLK's ideas and rhetoric were steeped in the Western tradition.
A bombshell intelligence report published Tuesday will leave some people embarrassed. Will it be Trump or the media and CIA?
It is the Kremlin’s principal international propaganda outlet, say intelligence officials. So what?
France thinks it's the parents, not the kids, who need an attitude adjustment.
A few interesting discoveries you may have missed this year.
Ivy League students removed a hallway portrait of William Shakespeare (too white) and replaced it with a photo of black lesbian activist.
A 400-year-old lesson in realpolitik.
While working as a journalist during the Second World War, Orwell penned a review of Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
Once upon a time, in a far away land, Santa Claus gave way to Ded Moroz or “Old Man Frost.”
Modern plutocracy, whether it be in Europe or the United States, should not be allowed to continue wearing the label of “democracy”.
Originally he had intended to write a pamphlet called “An Appeal to the People of England, on Behalf of the Poor Man's Child.”
“It’s high time ‘generation snowflake’ emerged from this regressive darkness,” she says.
Compelling evidence suggests that the discovery of brewing led to farming in the prehistoric world.
Are we hypocritical for celebrating Christmas?
The question gets to the heart of a fundamental theological difference between Christianity and Islam.
Scores from the 2015 PISA exam are in, and the results are not encouraging for Americans.
Writers at left-leaning media companies this week slammed the paper over its 'shameful and disgusting' black list story.
Does the ancient Greek philosopher offer a new way forward?
Castro’s own daughter sought asylum in the United States and denounced her father as “a tyrant.”
There has been a lot chatter on the subject of late.
What if Hitler was neither Christian nor an atheist but still religious in his worldview?
The Finnish education system attributes part of its success to more recess and greater teacher autonomy.
There is a slippery slope from intolerance, to discrimination, to hate crimes and hate speech.
Between 1949 and 1959, the per capita GDP in Cuba barely changed.
In order to answer the question, we need to know the difference between what Shakespeare said and what Shakespeare wrote.
Do we too often prevent young people from accomplishing great things at early ages when we consign them to institutionalized schooling?
Is it possible that the multiple protests on college campuses are an outgrowth from the lack of public speaking instruction in schools?
Big Media has become part of the political/celebrity bubble and tends to forget that journalism is meant to be an “outsider” activity.
A culturally literate person knows the Bible...
Is it possible that young people would both do and feel better about themselves if we quit trying to make everyone equal across the board?
Parents in Spain are planning homework strikes in November for some of these same reasons.
What is the appropriate age to leave a child home alone?
The idea of bestowing benefits to underprivileged classes goes way back.
Not just anyone is allowed to participate in Halloween.
Can we be said to be using a phrase incorrectly if it has assumed a new meaning by being repeatedly used in a certain way?
Israel and the UN have not been what one could call “chummy” in recent history. And they’re not likely to grow any closer after today, either.
"When we present man as an automaton of reflexes, as a mind-machine... we feed the nihilism to which modern man is, in any case, prone."
Donald Trump’s call for a wall on America’s southern border is part of a global trend.
It makes sense.
In the most recent PISA exam American students ranked between eight and 12 out of 18 countries, measuring below other developed nations like itself.
Today marks the 445th anniversary of Christendom’s pivotal victory over the Ottoman Empire.
In ninth grade, a young Vladimir Putin walked to the local KGB office and asked how he could join.
A recently published study revealed that young women have experienced an alarming uptick in self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and poor mental health.
The image of the Orientalist-hero that he pioneered not only endured but grew into a celebrated and symbolic archetype of Western culture.
A study found that IQs in Western nations have dropped more than one point per decade since the Victorian Era.
France got rid of the ‘elitist’ system of getting accepted to a university. How did it work out?
Perhaps it’s time we realize that those who opt for the less popular apprenticeship track may be the ones with the brains to foster true success.
They'll have to at the 2017 chess championship in Iran.
A man-on-the-street video shows just how bad this cluelessness is.
10 Questions. Can you do it?
America’s top fast food chain has fired 70 American accountants and replaced them with foreign workers, reports say.
“Most public schools are good at doing what they’re intended to do – provide a uniform ‘education’ to the masses. If you want that, go for it."
About 10 to 15 years ago, a small grocery store opened its doors in my neighborhood.
They have a plan, and they're implementing it.
"The French army needs to be deployed because the situation is getting worse."
It’s the latest in a string of PR disasters for the Philippines in the West.
Test yourself with these 15 questions on world history.
“There was no hashtag. No public outcry. Not even prayers.”
When it comes to Western civilization, we have reached a moment of decision.
The U.S. military is everywhere, except history books.
Instead of pushing every student toward college, would it be wiser to make financial literacy courses in high school a priority?
Mirza Salih was invited to Cambridge to help translate the Bible into Persian.
In the U.S., career and technical education is looked upon as the career path for “dumb students.” Not so in other countries.
Does society have a problem accepting the idea that motherhood can be a fulfilling and non-shameful role for a woman?
Meet the prophet who predicted with uncanny precision how the Great War would unfold--a decade and a half before it happened.
Not your typical university commencement address.
What drove Stalin to commit atrocities on such a grand scale? Lust for power? Blood thirst? Or an emotion even more primal?
Bowie’s family was plagued by insanity.
Does he offer some clarity in the emotional immigration debate we find ourselves in?
American students don't get math "because their elementary school teachers don't either."
A new study - and a revered expert - seem to suggest that the answer is yes.
The casualties of the first world war went beyond the loss of life.
That makes two years running. What’s the secret to their recent success?
An NYU student studying abroad said the campus she's visiting in Shanghai is more welcoming to debate and opposing ideas than NYU.
Should a student’s freedom of conscience take precedence over a teacher’s rights? (This is not a hypothetical question.)
In 16th century Japan, a man named Toyotomi Hideyoshi tried to confiscate every single sword in Japan not owned by a samurai.
The purpose of life is not worldly riches and the creature comforts they can purchase. Such trinkets can never satisfy the needs of the soul.
Will other nations take notice?
The first French edition of “Mein Kampf” was published in 1934 by an eccentric, right-wing publisher named Fernand Sorlot.
Today's men are uninterested in women who act as self-absorbed attention seekers.
Sixty-two percent of Americans believe that the immigration system is broken.
Is the trend a path to sustainability or a 'demographic time bomb'?
The Bible isn't all fire and brimstone.
An author and historian says a single characteristic is common among the many brilliant people he’s studied.
In our quest to “empower” women, have we actually constrained them more?
Could we be witnessing the end of the European Union?
A few important parts have been left out.
Is the "I'm as good as you" concept destroying American education?
The chaos of the world makes many individuals want to throw up their hands and go hide in a bunker until the problems pass.
Despite the potential for limited understanding, the school started teaching and performing Shakespeare and the effects were remarkable.
A 15 year-old student from Athens, Georgia made waves when he won an international Latin competition.
The murdered British MP wanted Britain to take more child refugees.
The use of polite language in every day conversation shouldn’t be unique.
It's in the dorms as well as the classrooms.
The numbers are startling.
Is the biggest defect of today’s education system the fact that we have failed to teach children to learn and think for themselves?
With the breakdown of the family there are an increasing number of children who have failed to make these attachments because their family is in chaos.
A UN whistleblower resigned in protest this week over the biggest scandal to ever hit the UN.
It was no picnic.
Let's skip the parallels between Europeans who sought refuge in the Middle East and today's Syrian refugee crisis.
Double agent Juan Pujol García fooled Hitler in one of the great ruses of history.
Could western values play a part?
According to Robert Reilly, it happened about 800 years ago.
Unfortunately, those of us descended from the generation which endured World War II often forget or overlook the horrors they endured.
Hundreds of thousands of Europeans fled the war machines of Hitler and Stalin during the Second World War.
It’s graduation season and many high school seniors are counting the hours until they can walk across the stage and turn the corner toward college and career.
But as a new survey out of the United...
Hopefully the education system won't issue a fatwa over his comments...
The first report emerged on June 1, 1942, and it revealed an utter disrespect of human life.
Earnings increased by 21% for men who grew up in a household full of books.
From 'doors to hell' to crooked forests, the world is full of wonder.
“We are witnessing the levelling down of all ranks of society...."
How data analytics has gone from measuring to controlling reality.
What sort of political freedom will be left to the ordinary man on the street when all government and all power is centralized in global bodies?
An economist's chart reveals that the fight against global poverty is actually going really well. So why doesn't it feel that way?
"On the face of it, our results cast doubt over the value for money of universal early education."
Today, the socialist state cannot feed itself.
We probably need more of that these days.
"If I met the idea of sacrifice in a Pagan story I didn’t mind it at all … I liked it very much and was mysteriously moved by it."
Does the public have a decidedly negative view of masculinity?
Four times as many people were killed by their own government as were killed in war from 1914-1991.
A look at the five most common reasons for plane crashes and other airline disasters.
Modern society has come to accept cohabitation out of a desire to be open-minded.
The modern obsession with self-discovery is all wrong, suggests a Harvard professor and his colleague.
The perks of the program are nothing to sneeze at.
A Muslim academic explains how monogamy degrades many Muslim women.
Would we see a greater culture of respect if we taught young men and women to value and embrace the differences between the sexes?
Scientists acknowledge that the student, who used a star map and Google Earth, discovered something large and man made.
British universities have slipped in world rankings
It’s been a rough week for electronic devices.
Remarkable insight from the past on a trending issue.
It might not be fashionable, but it’s hard to argue with the results.
Much can be learned from Viktor Frankl, a Jewish psychiatrist from Austria who spent three years in concentration camps.
Given their student success rate, is it possible that they’ve discovered a paradigm from which American schools could benefit?
"Math is simply a matter of stating the terms of your argument and then defending those statements using logic."
The "Tory rebel" lost her seat in Parliament for her opposition to Neville Chamberlain, but was vindicated by history.
"It’s worse than you could ever imagine.”
There might be more benefits to taking a year off between high school and college than we realize.
For many parents, the most traumatic family battles are fought at the very place which should be a place of harmony and connection: the dinner table.
Is there a way to give children rights without raising them to be ill-behaved little terrors?
One elementary school began teaching Greek and Latin word roots and saw interesting results...
Why are Thai women carrying around fake kids? And are they really haunted?
According to the CDC, suicide rates are higher than during the Great Depression.
...and no, it's not snootiness.
Hair used to be a huge deal to people.
When it comes to an emphasis on the individual, Americans lead the pack.
By avoiding difficult texts in our colleges and universities, have we tossed out the opportunities to create many real “geniuses”?
Here are the conditions that have given rise to dictators in the past.
For most parents the thought of Child Protective Services showing up on the doorstep is terrifying.
It's a way we can actually make a difference.
According to a study released several years ago by the Anti-Defamation League, “half of the people in...
In his history Modern Times, Paul Johnson writes how extremist groups on the right coordinated with students to fan activism and foment protests.
Americans today might do well to heed Bonhoeffer’s warning.
A surprising opinion piece by a Dutch political commentator.
A Russian officer, surrounded by ISIS, calls in an airstrike to take them out ... and himself.
It’s safe to say that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is one of the most revered figures of the twentieth century.
His method of patient, peaceful resistance to British colonial rule proved both wise and effective. He said many...
View More Trending Articles
Get thought-provoking content delivered to your email inbox every weekday.
Subscribe to Intellectual Takeout's Daily Digest!
Intellectual Takeout is a program of
Receive intellectually engaging content and updates from our organization.