Intellectual Takeout

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Harper Lee on ‘Equality’

The news of Harper Lee’s death at age 89 will undoubtedly rekindle interest and fond reflection in her famous novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Ms. Lee received widespread acclaim for tackling difficult civil rights issues at a time when race...

9 Quotes that Might Make Trump and Sanders Reconsider Their Presidential Bids

Given the fervency with which today’s Democrat and Republican presidential candidates are campaigning for the White House, one might reasonably believe that the highest office in the land is quite a prize. But before Trump, Sanders, Cruz, or Clinton...

6 Thoughts from Famous Americans on Love and Marriage

Getting tired of the sappy, sweet nothings which permeate our culture in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day? If so, check out the following statements made by famous historical Americans. They’re guaranteed to shock and provoke thought on the...

10 Great Quotes from 'War and Peace' (the book)

1) “The only thing that we know is that we know nothing — and that is the highest flight of human wisdom.”   2) “Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the ...

These 12 Simone Weil Quotes Are Genius!!!

The French philosopher Simone Weil (1909-1943) only lived to the age of 34. But in spite of her brief life she created a body of work that has garnered some impressive compliments. Albert Camus described her as “the only great spirit of our time.” T...

10 Quotes from the Highly Influential Karl Popper

1) “True ignorance is not the absence of knowledge, but the refusal to acquire it.”   2) “The attempt to make heaven on earth invariably produces hell.”   3) “Whenever a theory appears to you as the only possible one, take this...

7 Surprising Quotes from Margaret Sanger

Today’s society openly advocates respect for those of various races, classes, and physical capabilities. Such was not always the case, however, particularly in the years before World War II when eugenics was popular. One fan of eugenics practices...

8 Deeper-Than-Usual Critiques of American Education

In 1987 Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind was published. It represented a penetrating critique of higher education in America. Almost thirty years later, his criticisms—including the following eight—are still very much relevant:...

5 Un-PC Quotes from Past Inaugural Addresses

One year from today, news cameras across the county will be focused on the steps of the U.S. Capitol as the 45th president of the United States is sworn into office. Whomever the next president is, we doubt you'll see comments like these...

Wisdom from the Supremely Quotable G.K. Chesterton

1. “Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously.”   2. “To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.”   3. “Fallacies do not cease to be...

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