Amelia Bailey

Amelia Bailey is a senior English major from southwest Virginia. Before moving to the state, she lived in Indiana, where she worked at Camp Allendale and volunteered in the Franklin Community Band. When not reading Shakespeare or writing essays, she enjoys playing saxophone and walking her dog. She is currently attending Bob Jones University.

Recent blog posts by this author

Three Reasons Why Media Coverage May Be Contributing to Mass Shootings

If you are like me, you’ve probably followed the media coverage of the shootings in El Paso and Dayton quite closely. These massacres provide brutal reminders of the terrible impact of gun violence.   Of course, media outlets constantly...

Roadschooling: The Latest Education Frontier?

Christine Lindstrom and her family have been a part of the roadschooling movement for the last three years. This relatively recent phenomenon has much in common with traditional homeschooling. The place of education, however, just happens to be on...

Infernal Inflation: What Goethe’s Devil Can Teach Us About Economics

Disguised in the form of a fool, the devil visits a young emperor. The unfortunate ruler bemoans his nation’s ragged economy to the archdemon. However, the devil develops a solution: flood the country with paper money. The emperor praises the wise...

Three Things Wrong With "Atlas Shrugged" (That Have Nothing to Do With Objectivism)

“Atlas Shrugged” tells the story of Dagny Taggart, who, while technically only the vice president of Taggart Transcontinental Railway, is the true ruling power of the company. In the face of worldwide economic crises and nefarious politicians, she...

George Washington’s Dentures: Why We Venerate American Heroes

Have you ever wanted to see George Washington’s dentures? Well you can find them displayed within the halls of his estate, Mount Vernon. They’re a bizarre amalgamation of metal, bone, and ivory, placed under glass and spotlights as if they were...

How a Backflipping Terrier Got Me Reading

My junior year of college saw me making my way through the high points of Greco-Roman literature. Of the works on my reading list, the Odyssey was by far the easiest to navigate. Deftly, I followed Odysseus past the sirens, between Scylla and...