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5 Facts About the Kim Dynasty of North Korea

President Trump began a historic summit with the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Here are five facts you should know about the Kim family, the secretive autocratic regime that has ruled North Korea for more than sixty years. (Note: To avoid...

5 Facts about Karl Marx

This Saturday is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, the most destructively influential writer on economics in world history. Here are five facts should know about the German philosopher and co-author of The Communist Manifesto...

5 Facts about Frederick Douglass

Here are five facts about Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), writer, orator, statesman, abolitionist:and one of America’s greatest champions of individual liberty:  1. Douglas was born into slavery in Maryland circa 1818. (Like many slaves, he...

New York City Ideologues Get Indigestion Over Chick-fil-A

America’s fastest-growing food chain has come to New York City. But as Hunter Baker notes in this week’s Acton Commentary, the “company’s success sticks in the craw of some who find it to be an alien presence due to the Christianity of the family...

Justice Alito Exposes the Hypocrisy of Liberal Double-standards

You probably haven’t even heard about it, but yesterday there was an exchange in the Supreme Court that future generations will regard as one of the most significant revelations of our political era. The case of Minnesota Voters Alliance v....

William F. Buckley, Jr. on Collectivism, Morality, and Power

Today is the tenth anniversary of the death of William F. Buckley, Jr., founder of National Review and the father of postwar American conservatism. In his honor, here are six quotes by the inimitable writer on collectivism, freedom, and power. On...

5 Facts about Billy Graham (1918–2018)

The Rev. Billy Graham died February 21st, 2018 at the age of 99. Here are five facts you should know about the man who became the world’s most famous Protestant evangelist. 1. In 1934 at the age of 16, Graham was turned down for membership in a...

5 Facts about Washington’s Birthday

Today is the U.S. federal holiday known as Washington’s Birthday (not “Presidents Day—see item #1). In honor of George Washington’s birthday, here are 5 things you should know about the day set aside for our America’s premier founding father. 1....

The 5 Most Dangerous Countries for Christians

For the sixteenth consecutive year, North Korea is ranked as the most oppressive place in the world for Christians, according to the international non-profit ministry Open Doors. Every year Open Doors publishes the World Watch List to highlight...

C.S. Lewis on Government, Economics, and Freedom

The beloved novelist and Christian thinker C. S. Lewis was born on Nov. 29, 1898, in Belfast, Ireland. In honor of his 119th birthday, here are six quotes from Lewis on government, economics, and freedom: On democratic government: “I am a...

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