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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.
When everything looks good and optimism is up, that’s a sure sign everything is about to tank.
Standing up to our current political and cultural climates takes guts.
Does America need more intellectually independent leaders?
Acting now to boost your immune system is prudent. Here is how.
Do we really know what socialism is? Would we sign up for it if we did?
Politicians rely on the tools of envy and greed to stir their audiences.
How do we reconcile public health with individual rights? Should the latter be sacrificed to protect the former?
Hidden away in an early chapter of Animal Farm, before the reader has caught even a whiff of Napoleon’s totalitarian ambitions, a single word reveals the moral rot at the core of Communism.
American socialists want us to believe they are interested in our well-being. The truth is, they are interested first and foremost in power.
Perhaps there’s still hope for American masculinity.
The 1619 Project claims that American history marginalizes African-Americans. Evidence suggests otherwise.
Will the deconstructionists win the battle for "Western Civilization"?
Europe is undergoing seismic changes, and it is important in this time to understand the role of Christianity and Christian Democracy in Europe's past and present.
Is the best life a life with the least stresses, the freedom to do anything, and no-one around to have to compromise with; a life in which you can experience as much pleasure as possible?
How did we ever come to the assumption that society progresses as it moves along?
There need be no cultural war when one of the contenders fails to show up, supposing that he still exists.
“Letter from a Birmingham Jail” rests on a basis that most modern people, especially the educated, reject.
Many progressives spend so much time bashing the president and criticizing our country that their relationship with America and Americans comes across as loveless.
Does woke culture use poverty and homelessness as a cover and justification to discuss its complaints with First World problems?
The difference between "preaching" and answering religious questions from a roomful of people is pretty much up to the interpretation of the Chinese communists.
Scholar and author Anthony Esolen explains the deeper causes underpinning transgenderism.
Three prominent Iranian athletes have defected to the West in recent months. How many more will break with the tyranny in Tehran?
Even as a young socialist Chesterton had his doubts about both socialism itself and the depth of its connection to early Christianity.
“Why Is America So Depressed?” was one of the first headlines I saw as I jumped back into work after the holidays.
Draconian punishments for minor acts and politicized prosecutors have brought faith in the justice system crashing down.
Indulging in the Auld Lang Syne cliché is not unique to humans. The spirit world does the same...
We seek to protect the bodies of human beings while at the same time we often neglect teaching morality and nurturing the spirit.
By naming Greta Thunberg, Time is presenting a perfect postmodern archetype. Her story expresses well postmodernity’s rejection of Western Christian civilization.
Embracing suffering, learning from it, and enduring it, benefits not only those we love, but ourselves as well.
DHS wants to photograph every international traveler and run it through ID recognition technology. That's a horrible idea.
This passage seems to be overlooked when creating "Little Women" for the feminist mind.
When Chambers rejected the Communist philosophy of faith in man and embraced faith in God, he had what he viewed as his first Christmas.
The daughter of Laura Ingalls and Almanzo Wilder, baby Rose, grew up to become an outspoken critic of Roosevelt’s New Deal, Social Security, and other government programs she felt disempowered individuals and gave greater authority to the...
All life is precious, but more kids are waiting for adoption and a third who age out of foster care end up homeless.
The first President's humility, faith, and outlook stand in stark contrast to the politicians of our time.
The fourth branch of government is headless, responsible to no one, and impossible to hold accountable.
Socialized medicine can be deadly.
Chic-fil-A's recent decision causes some to question its authenticity to Christians and to LGBT+ groups.
Why is it that attitudes, after the laissez faire ones of the sixties and onward, now may be changing?
Education is not about political influence, but about responsible freedom through a well-developed mind.
Socialism is more than political. It's a secular religion.
People who espouse communism and socialism might want to take a closer look at the story of this North Korean refugee.
Lack of religion doesn’t really affect our quality of life today, does it?
Is Bernie wrong about peaceful Swedish socialism?
Did you know about the effort to undermine the electoral college?
Is truth-telling, or even attempting that arduous task, becoming a vanishingly rare pursuit in America?
Friend matchmakers are now a thing. Why do we have so much trouble making friends on our own?
What might the Berlin Wall teach us about PC culture?
If you've seen Al Gore's movie, you should temper its claims by learning about Climategate.
The lessons of history and human nature should warn us against socialism. Millennials seem to be willfully ignorant of both.
A society that has abandoned religion, as ours has done, also fears death, which in turn leads to contempt for older generations.
The quote is surprising but revealing.
The Roman Catholic Church is changing its priesthood and inconsistently advocating for open borders for European countries, but not authoritative regimes. Should we be worried?
Perhaps we make parenting more complicated than we need to.
Melania Trump is a model first lady. We can learn a lot from her humility.
ISIS is dead, or at least severely wounded. But its ideas are alive.
Seventy percent of millennials say they would likely vote for a socialist. Are cities to blame?
Does material luxury remove immaterial problems?
Society will pay if we don't value parents; should we start now?
Here's a great way to teach kids about markets.
It's deeper than care for immigrants or concern for our borders.
Is it an affront to society's ability to meaningfully assess female sport performance when biological men begin to compete?
We're more likely to die in car crashes than by mass shooting. How does this impact the rationality of our fears?
The atheistic social experiments are not societies. If we pretend they are, our future is red.
Or at least a strategy?
Are we on the verge of seeing the popularity of Democratic Socialism morph into the brave new world of Communism 2.0?
It's not by walking away.
It's more than shooting webs or super strength.
Girls need to know that they have a choice when they stand on the threshold of adulthood, and that it’s perfectly acceptable to solely choose the so-called old-fashioned, unpopular way.
Only 16 percent of women can pass the Army's new Combat Fitness Test compared to 70 percent of men. Is this sexist?
Social Demographers: 'Mental health benefits of cohesive family relationships during adolescence last through midlife.'
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.
Marriage is growing rare, even obsolete. It might be because of Romanticism.
It has a lot of unchecked power over our elected officials.
The news media and some of our politicians are the chief culprits responsible for our cultural and political civil war.
Austrailia: 'Transgender transitions are not justified by biological plausibility or proof of effect, but by the opinion of doctors running clinics.'
In our concern for endemic loneliness, let's remember middle-aged men.
A few people still know how to laugh at themselves and others.
Many Americans are drowning in anxiety, and swimming against a tide of drugs. Should we think again about more holistic solutions to our health problems?
The 1619 project distorts America's DNA.
The leadership of the Khmer Rogue was influenced heavily by Marxist socialism. What was the impact of those ideas on the world?
'Left-wing gender fascism' wants to kill binaries, but they have one problem: the children.
The normalizing of radical thought happens when we surrender education to radical influencers.
Why do we presume voting requires no testable competence?
The cultural western secularization of Islam is degrading it far more than any targeted campaign could ever hope to.
Hong Kong: A reminder to Marxists that man is not only material.
The emotional, physical, and intellectual damage wrought by the climate change movement now is coming into clear view. It’s an outcome that should enrage every parent.
Many American students measure their success and self-worth by their grades. How did we get to this point?
Our Constitution guarantees citizens the right to trial by jury.
There's hope for the entitlement culture.
Are we willing to sacrifice “wokeness” or virtue signaling in order to cut through the haze and tread the path of common sense?
What if our promotion of diversity is all wrong?
White nationalism is in fact a very specific form of rootlessness, an ideology of alienation.
The Allies came together to fight World War II 80 years ago, and we're losing the stories those who served can tell.
We don’t fully value the work of “garbagemen” until we have to live without their services.
Plato's Republic sheds profound light on the real problem.
What is it that sets classical education apart from the traditional schooling?
Is humility worth defending?
Is it time our society grew up?
To paraphrase Orwell, thought corrupts language and language corrupts thought.
The “salad bowl” philosophy informs every word of the Golden State’s proposed curriculum for a new high school graduation requirement.
We don’t need ideology. We need ideas.
In the wake of recent horrific shooting sprees, Donald Trump and other Republicans wishing to appear to “do something” have seized the purported “middle ground”: red flag laws.
The wave of regretters is coming.
From its origins as a movement of hope and support, some of these sites today are the domain of frustrated males who rage against women, successful men, and society in general.
There are millions of highly-educated, foreign-born individuals in the US workforce with stories like mine. We took an entrepreneurial approach to our lives, seeking to better ourselves and live the American dream.
If you see some barbarian curling in the squat rack, take action. You may be surprised how drastically you alter someone’s worldview.
What to do when a Marxist mural depicting a dark side of American history is suddenly on the chopping block?
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.
Taylor Swift's most recent music video portrays American Christians as toothless know-nothings. This isn't satire; this is propaganda.
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.
Four reasons America's architects tolerated slavery in their country's infancy. Were they justified? You decide.
June 28, 1919. On this date, 100 years ago, Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles, her peace settlement for the First World War.
Many young people, I suspect, labor under the expectations of others regarding their choice of a career.
If you want to effectively relieve stress, set aside the yoga mat, get out a couple mitts and a baseball, and play catch instead.
If the United States is such a bastion of oppression and misery, then why are so many immigrants, legal and illegal, trying to come here?
Perhaps it’s time to set the bar high once again.
Today, ridding the world of Western civilization as a phenomenon doesn’t seem like such a stretch.
In the decades since the time of its publication, the context of Orwell’s magnum opus has been lost.
Perhaps it’s time we stop pretending that men have a monopoly on toxicity.
With culture around us apparently in decline, it’s worth celebrating uniquely American traditions, especially growing ones.
I caught my first glimpse of Melania’s outfit soon after she and President Trump arrived at Buckingham Palace, kicking off their 2019 state visit.
We all want our children to have the quality of resilience, but are we making it difficult for them to obtain?
One factor is the increased availability of online entertainment and other digital usage.
We are left with children who rely not on authoritative adults but on news from nowhere.
The difference here is between people who are dull and people who are shrieking, to drown out the voice of conscience.
Sometimes being a slow learner can be a good thing.
Who is a United States citizen by birth?
Imagine FDR’s New Deal took the Paris Climate Agreement out for drinks, one thing led to another, and — voila — nine months later they had a baby: The Green New Deal.
Chick-fil-A employees undergo a comprehensive crash course in all things people skills before hitting the floor.
When so many people believe they are inferior based on a few narrow measurements made when they were children, society as a whole suffers.
Tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, of “avocado” skirmishes, and we might just win ourselves a culture war.
The good men will be out there eventually, they are just taking a very long time to mature.
What building blocks of virtue make up those men, young and old, who sacrifice themselves so that others may live?
It’s not surprising that even at a time when fewer Americans may be turning to God, they are still looking for their one true soulmate.
Younger, religiously skeptical generations, who make up the majority of the nonreligious, haven’t realized that religion — unlike spirituality — is about far more than belief. It’s about action.
The High Court of the United Kingdom has decreed that social services cannot remove a four-year-old boy who identifies as a girl from a couple who have let “him” transition after sending the child to school in a girl’s uniform.
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.
“Europe is committing suicide.” So it would seem.
How do we overcome our need to make our story cohere with our preexisting biases?
The Army brings back its 'pinks and greens' uniform, but it will take more than nostalgia to revive this era.
Here’s the painful truth: society does not consider you to be a legitimate parent when you have only one child.
Compulsory service defending the nation at home would foster solidarity and give men something to fight for.
Americans have lost faith in today’s mainstream news media.
Why the modern designs just won't cut it.
Greta and other Western children are given to understand that human beings — they themselves — are the problem.
During a CNN town hall on Monday, a student asked Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris whether they would allow felons in prison to vote.
The misuse of AI is not limited to autocratic states.
When someone talks about someone having "rights," what do they mean?
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?
What a horrible way for the West to begin Holy Week.
Ever been to a Communist Easter egg hunt?
What exactly is a slave?
Could illegal immigration soon taper off... just not for the reasons we think?
Camille Paglia said something the other day that triggered a group of whinypants college students at Philadelphia’s University of the Arts.
Given McGuffey’s five generations of successful use in the classroom, maybe modern educators have something to learn from this approach.
Manners are the finishing touch.
Is it possible for people to improve their lives through hard work, or is the system rigged against you? Your answer – and your results – may depend on your faith.
Let stout hearts, a strong will and a sense of humor be our weapons, and let Invictus be our watchword.
There’s no manual for becoming a man. Nonetheless, there are concrete steps men can take towards positive masculine ideals.
The future is neither 1984 nor Brave New World. It’s a mix of both.
Why is it we can no longer laugh at ourselves, our neighbors, and our respective quirks?
Those who smear an entire part of the population with the label “white privilege” paint with far too broad a brush.
Don’t fool yourself. Everyone is a potential target. Anyone can be called out.
It turns out that this paradox of isolation and connection is nothing new. Fyodor Dostoevsky observed a similar trend in his own day.
Peterson fights back tears, and gives an answer of startling humility.
“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two makes four,” Winston Smith tells us. “If this is granted, all else follows.” When I read this line 25 years ago I didn’t understand what Orwell was saying. Now I do.
The reputations of media pundits and whole news organizations are now in shambles and exposed for all to see.
Is it too risky to bring children into this chaotic world in which we live?
Should New Zealand follow in Australia's footsteps with gun restrictions?
Shakespeare's solution to toxic masculinity is a message we would be wise to consider.
"It's a lack of gratitude," notes U.S. Representative Dan Crenshaw.
One study recently revealed that nine out of 10 college students admitted to cheating on their exams and papers.
Sixteen-year-olds may get permission to vote, but in school, they still need permission to use the bathroom.
Split Rock Lighthouse keeper Lee Radzak is leaving the job after 36 years. What made him stay so long?
As the issue of reparations for victims of slavery rages, we encounter a common problem: virtually no one is addressing the specifics of how such a reparations effort would be administered.
The Swiss psychologist foresaw and lamented the West's break with tradition and the loneliness of modernity.
Instead of seeing the toxic masculinity abate, I have seen it rise to a fevered pitch in the last few months.
The state relies on force to achieve its ends.
What would Homer tell us if he was alive today?
In essence, Marie Kondo and Jordan Peterson are encouraging and equipping people to pull their lives together.
Arthur Schopenhauer should be named as the official philosopher of the internet.
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.
Does open discussion of ideas bring greater contention, or not?
We need to fix this, for the sake of our republic.
Looking back, it seems odd that the avatar of international communism and the exalted founder of the now pro-capitalist Republican Party were ideological bedfellows.
How do we know what true love looks like?
Diversity programs are evolving just as many have predicted: to erode academic standards and to promote second-rate fields and third-rate thinking.
It appears that the genre of young-man-in-Mom’s-basement is no longer looked down upon but is in fact extolled as a viable career choice.
Media reports are exposing the industry’s empty promises.
Netflix's new docu-series about the famous killer has no there there—and that's exactly the point.
What does it mean to be masculine?
Earlier this week researchers from Essex University made what might be considered a rather obvious announcement: working mothers are stressed.
This legislative movement seeks to create a process to remove firearms from the homes of people who are rumored to be dangerous to themselves or others.
Cosmopolitans seek to tear down walls, literally and figuratively.
Both parties suffer from nostalgia for a “very peculiar kind of postwar moment” and both sides are fed up with the status quo, but for very different reasons.
A clear vision of manhood from an American hero.
For the past four years, Deliverance San Diego has been delivering hot meals to the city’s homeless population every Friday, averaging 200 donated meals on any given evening.
The result of our relativistic society?
Probably a majority of people would answer “yes” to that question. But how does that work in practice?
The humanitarian lie is in important respects less horrifying than the totalitarian one, but it is rooted in the same contempt for the political nature of man and the same ignorance of the human soul.
Is Mr. Stone guilty of his alleged crimes? We don’t know.
Adult illiteracy is one of the most overlooked socio-economic problems in America.
With a little restraint and common sense we wouldn't need her 'method' at all.
Is it time we "affirm the knight"?
Many adults believe school did not give them the tools they need as adults.
A lie, when repeated often enough ...
It's splitting us down partisan lines and poisoning our social science.
Fear not, this storm will pass.
Is Tucker Carlson right to argue that the free market can be destructive to the family?
Who are the real misogynists in today’s culture?
The worst example of how little things have changed is the movie I, Tonya.
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?
There are a couple factors at play in the rise of childhood disrespect.
They have been liberated by their ethnic backgrounds to speak more candidly than the vast majority of their countrymen.
For decades, Shaw was a staunch proponent of genocide, refusing to soften his views even after the full horror of the Nazi death camps was brought to light.
Play the long-game with networking, and you’ll have a better experience doing it.
Maybe what we hope to derive from these tests is exactly what the commercials for them promise: a people, a place, and a tradition in a time that frequently offers us none of those.
What is this idea of Hygge sweeping America and what are its origins?
Have we gone overboard on the entitlement-attitude toward chores?
Trump's success as a communicator may have something to do with the fact that he employs Aristotle's tips on effective rhetoric.
Merriam-Webster has picked the word 'justice' for 2018. But are we practicing the wrong definition of the word?
Chesterton did not like to be called a conservative. He classified himself as a reactionary.
Self-confidence comes not by somebody “giving” it to a student. That method quickly fails. Instead, self-confidence results when the person knows they got better at something.
Time to raise men with chests?
Despite claims that Antifa fights fascism, the group's tactics actually mirror those of Benito Mussolini's regime.
Have you ever wondered why the numbers run so high?
If detector dogs can reduce my wait-time in security lines and have the bonus effect of allowing the TSA to screen more passengers with fewer workers, I’m all for them.
There are a number of things that killed scouting.
As the most widely observed cultural holiday in the world, Christmas produces many things—joy, happiness, gratitude, reverence. And numbers. Lots of peculiar, often large, numbers.
The experiments in China with genetically modified babies is just the beginning of what could go wrong.
Has busyness become a coveted status symbol?
The recent questioning of the minimum presidential age raises the issue.
Parents who fear their kids are spending too much time in front of screens now have more reason for concern.
The end result of moral nihilism, as the Soviets demonstrated, is death and destruction on an industrial scale.
Schools ought to teach history, not protest it.
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.
Amid this holiday season of reflection, I’m thinking about America’s future.
To some, Jordan Peterson is a breath of fresh air. To others, a guru. Many find him and his ideas to be dangerous. Still others see him as a sign of the times. In a sense, they’re all right.
It seems there’s always some Grinch that wants to ruin Christmas every year.
The danger with popularizing socialism is that it sounds reasonable, but it never works.
Are Americans who admire the world’s most brutal regimes miseducated or stupid?
Why do the nations rage? I don't know. Maybe because they're out of ammo culturally.
Go ahead. Make someone’s day.
A UK perspective on the rise of moralitis and the hypocrisy which accompanies it.
Like most new inventions, after the fact, the Instant Pot might seem like a mere technological accomplishment. Why couldn’t socialist planners mobilize scientists and do the same thing?
Can a patriot be a nationalist and vice versa? If not, why not?
Many people this holiday season will experience the joy of attending a local performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Unfortunately, the wounds of the '60s have not healed with the graying of the 1968 generation.
She has conceded the essence of the rightist—and, by the way, centrist—critique of the open-borders approach to immigration.
Therapists and journalists are beginning to question the wisdom of putting children on the transgender path.
Students are turning their own ignorance into an excuse for victimhood.
Companies are forever wanting to do “team-building,” but everything about the woke workplace compels those with any common sense to consider everyone around them a potential threat.
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.
“We did not create or fashion ourselves, and we did not get to where we are in life by ourselves. So living in gratitude is living in truth.” Living out of ingratitude is living a lie.
Why precisely, is the family dead or dying in Europe and the west?
We all know the story. But in November 2018, we would do well to remember all of this not with mere nostalgia, but with moral intent.
Culture is always filled with political hysteria and overblown fears.
It comes from Oscar Wilde's play, "A Woman of No Importance."
There's a major difference for family members experiencing natural death vs. assisted suicide.
World War I and its subsequent peace agreements brought consequences that even today haunt our lives.
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.
Rep.-elect Dan Crenshaw of Texas appeared on “Saturday Night Live” to give a message of unity and connection this Veterans Day weekend.
There's a major difference between today's politics and the politics of yore.
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.
The sinking of the Lusitania provides a prime example.
November 9th marks the eightieth anniversary of Kristallnacht.
Is the surprising stand taken by The Economist a sign that common sense is reasserting itself?
I would contend that the word is emblematic of the crudity of our culture at large, a four-letter banner of our decadence.
For nearly a quarter-century, the midterm elections that used to center on bread-and-butter issues like schools, crime—“the economy, stupid”—have now been little more than proxy wars to impeach the sitting president.
America’s greatness is not always measured like in the movies or a campaign speech. Sometimes, an anonymous act of gratitude is proof enough, even if we, as Americans, don’t always see it that way.
Condemnation by the self-righteous—what some call virtue signaling—is rampant these days.
If young people are to engage in democracy and society, young people need to learn how to respectfully disagree.
No one likes to go under the knife... and unfortunately, that experience is set to get worse.
All of a sudden, about five years ago, something unsettled the science on sex and gender. Unfortunately, what unsettled the science was not better science, but political ideology.
Today's reformation has many similarities with the one which occurred 500 years ago, only today's is not happening in the churches.
Halloween used to be kid stuff. To quit dressing up was an important rite of passage. It meant you were one step closer to becoming an adult. Not anymore.
One vexing current problem centers on who becomes the citizen of a given country, since citizenship confers voting rights.
I know many young people who are educated, fit, and morally sound. I am certain my readers do as well. We just need more like them.
For all the staged midterm theatrics, the caravan illustrates the abject ironies and paradoxes of the entire illegal alien project.
Is society so eager to affirm and advance those who struggle with gender dysphoria that it overlooks common sense and solid research?
It's a draw in the battle of the sexes and marriage rates are plummeting. Thank the extremists.
In an age where individuals are increasingly falling for socialist nostrums, Thomas Merton provides timeless lessons about why people choose bankrupt ideologies such as communism.
Gender equality aims at a self-sufficiency of sameness even in marriage and family life. How many people really prefer that?
They claim they've merely inherited a tradition from the 1930s Left. Here's why that's wrong.
What is Bulverism and why has it become so prevalent?
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago offers some poignant advice for dealing with the friction in today's society.
We’re used to hearing that American college students don’t like reading and avoid tough courses where they have to. But a new course at the University of Oklahoma (OU) proves that many students are eager for a demanding course.
The idea that making fun of accents is a kind of hate speech might sound absurd to many Americans, but it fits into Europe’s approach to free speech in recent years.
What exactly is socialization and why does it matter if an individual has good social skills?
Nordhaus’ contributions to economic science aren’t confined to the field of climate change. Here are three other contributions that give insight into the work of this celebrated economist.
The Canadian psychologist has set off left-wing ideological Geiger counters around the world, and for good reason.
With the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth, socialism is making a comeback in American political discourse. But are its prospects as rosy as they appear?
Our students are ill-prepared to become voting adults, but the blame shouldn’t be placed squarely on our schools.
It may not be the ideal found in our popular culture, post sexual revolution, but a new data analysis finds that having just one sexual partner makes for happier marriages.
For as often as the phrase “history repeats itself” is used, it’s shocking how rare it is for mankind to actually learn from its mistakes.
A country that can’t control its borders is by definition no longer a country.
If America returned to being an aspirational society, would we see less bickering and more prosperity amongst its citizens?
All of us want to be treated with respect and dignity. But all too often, sometimes deliberately, sometimes carelessly, we fail to extend that respect to others.
If we want fewer hate crime hoaxes on campus, perhaps we need to change what is openly valued in academia, to focus on achievement rather than knapsacks of privilege and ladders of oppression.
#PostcardsforMacron highlights one of the best ways a woman can expand her influence.
“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
“There’s only one thing worse than being single, and that’s dating.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will play folk hero John Henry in an upcoming Netflix movie... but now his blackness is being called into question.
A pre-nuptial interview provides interesting insight.
A young group of students wants to nix remembering victims of past wars because such activities glorify warfare.
A new survey finds that a third of young voters identify with some form of socialism.
How many do you practice regularly?
Are American tax dollars enabling the most deplorable sexual abuse imaginable?
Should something as serious as guilt or innocence be left to experts?
Can a society which welcomes diversity find room in its group hug to embrace truth?
Are we actually more bigoted and discriminatory toward children when we refuse to promote the traditional two-parent family?
How did we arrive at a point in our history where gangs of hecklers chase politicians from restaurants, where senate hearings have lost all decorum, where family members and friends part ways over politics?
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.
It isn't just about "happily ever after." It's about community, and the lack of it is tearing our marriages apart.
History has seen the rancor of the Kavanaugh hearings before.
The widely-accepted "history" of America's Gilded Age was grossly inaccurate, but it told a compelling story that many fell for hook, line, and sinker.
America wasn’t founded as a democracy to be run by voters acting on their feelings and opinions.
Change is awesome, but transition is terrifying, and sometimes changing your state in life (even to the slightest degree) feels as dramatic and painful as trying to saw your arm off.
The problem that any rational thinker needs to tackle is that the science increasingly shows that atheists are no more rational than...
Since I’ve been abroad so long, I’m looking at my homeland through the eyes of a foreigner. Here are five things that jumped out at me right away.
Are homeschoolers the "keepers of the culture"?
It’s simple: Men shouldn’t automatically be believed for making an accusation against someone, and nor should women.
For decades, universities have drifted further and further away from their true purpose. Now they are taking the rest of the world with them.
We spend non-distracted moments in a frenzy of activity: doing dishes, folding laundry, paying bills, et cetera. And while all these things are engaging and important, they should not and do not contain the whole of contemplation.
Making friends is not always easy, and sometimes the process won’t be much fun. But the alternative is loneliness and that’s far worse.
Once the “privileged” sex with many advantages, the American male now seems to be fighting an uphill battle to maintain a fair and reasonable position in society.
Is the Mark Knight cartoon of Serena Williams racist? It depends on where you sit.
Just another day in the brave new world of transgender ideology.
The director and the star of “First Man,” a forthcoming film about Neil Armstrong and Apollo 11, are congratulating themselves for leaving out one of the most dramatic moments in spaceflight.
Isn't that the whole point of libraries in the first place?
Common sense that today's young people have forgotten?
Is it time to stop making people feel guilty for not going to the polls?
A British aristocrat has daughters but no sons, thus his title and estate must pass to a distant male relative. It’s the classic plot device in many famous stories – ranging from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice to the TV show...
If print starts to die, a lot will go with it.
The question is, will the rest of America do the same?
Why have good manners become an object of scorn?
The time is ripe, she said, for America to embrace the values that her uncle fought and prayed for.
Parents today are less afraid that their child will be kidnapped or hit by a car if they let them play outside and much more afraid that an onlooker will call the cops on them.
Chesterton was generally sympathetic to the plight of the poor, but not in the case of easy divorce.
Misogyny is increasingly viewed as a hate crime.
The curative for a society drowning in busyness?
We've long been told that education is the salvation of the world. But is it?
Whatever happened to the hat?
Would childhood anxiety and depression diminish if more parents followed through on giving chores?
A new study sheds some light on the issue.
Forty years ago, 60 percent of high school kids read books daily. Not anymore.
Communication is key.
But is a shopping mall exactly what we have reduced the university to?
Don’t criminalise mothers who make level-headed decisions regarding the welfare of their children, whom they have no intention to “wilfully neglect.”
Making a child is not hard to do. Raising a child and conveying the values and rules that make for a successful life and responsible adulthood is.
Colleges exist to foster critical thinking and to teach students useful knowledge germane to a legitimate academic discipline. Social justice, however, is not a legitimate academic discipline, but rather an empty slogan.
Is rest more essential than we realize?
Is it time we abandon our unrealistic expectations of marriage?
Some prime advice from the late University of Chicago president Robert Maynard Hutchins.
Putin is promoting the very thing that the West has abandoned.
Despite the proliferation of the ad hominem, there are serious reasons it should be avoided. Here are five of them.
Do millennials have a deep longing to be a nurturing caregiver?
Perhaps the future isn’t as bleak as we’ve been led to believe.
In the modern world, C.S. Lewis argues in The Abolition of Man, we have trained the head and encouraged the heart, while neglecting the soul, the most important part of the person. As Lewis so scathingly puts it, we are producing men...
Parents can glean a number of insights from Tolkien’s upbringing in the hopes of awakening some of the same hidden genius in their own offspring.
On Tuesday, August 7, The Charlemagne Institute (Intellectual Takeout's parent organization) is inviting ALL high school and college students to our seminar 'America's Founding Principles'.
Unless we are willing to open ourselves up to criticism and freely weigh, discuss, and consider the ideologies behind opposing viewpoints, will we not continue to relegate ourselves to a society where contention reigns supreme?
To commemorate my 25th wedding anniversary this week to my husband, Jesse, I asked readers on Facebook to share their own secrets to a long happy marriage.
As conductor, as composer, and as mass-media music educator, Bernstein made Western art music more than accessible: He made it understandable. And at the root of this understanding was his idea of faith.
New research allows scientists "to rewrite the DNA bound up in living cells," and now an ethics panel suggests this may be "morally permissible."
Should we be looking to tech visionaries for life advice and personal guidance?
Happy World Population Day! Should we be worried about whether the earth can support us?
Human rights can be a polarizing topic in modern political discourse. So where do rights come from, and how do modern views of rights differ from those of the Founders?
Teen summer employment has experienced a dramatic drop in the last 30 years.
They pulled through. Will we?
Of the hours Americans devote to free time, one area in particular is rather shortchanged.
Americans have terrible manners online and in the media. But the strange thing is, many of us don't misbehave this way in our every day lives. What gives?
We must fight the evil of racism. However, could its current expression be the result of a society that is now too focused on the individual over community?
The constitutional system the Founding Fathers built is strong, but it can’t survive when citizens en masse are ready to come to blows with one another on a semipermanent basis.
If the PC craziness can topple Laura Ingalls Wilder, then it can topple just about anything.
We might go a long way in diminishing society’s troubling attitudes of flippancy and self-absorption if we stop to consider the ways in which we ourselves send the same messages.
What would become the globalized project was predicated on lots of flawed, but unquestioned assumptions.
The Roman Empire crumbled to dust because it lacked the spirit of liberalism and free enterprise.
A new Pew Research quiz shows that many Americans can't tell the difference between fact and opinion. Can you?
This is yet another sign of the dawning of a new era of American politics; this is the return of actual political life.
With the sudden passing of designer Kate Spade and TV personality
Socialism isn't new; it was even wrecking economies back in Ancient Rome.
"They're not asked to do anything to contribute to a neighborhood or family or community," Lewis told NPR. "And that really erodes their sense of self-worth."
Tommy’s Robinson’s imprisonment reveals that free speech no longer holds the exalted status it once held in the Western world.
Encouraging boys to embrace girl toys and behaviors is growing in popularity, particularly with rising interest in gender neutral child-rearing. But is it the best move for boys?
Reflections from one of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century.
On a purely selfish level, is marriage still worth the struggle and fuss?
Doomsday is not around the corner; doomsday is in the heads of those who have swigged the climate-change Kool-Aid.
Efforts are underway to address the problem of politicized classrooms in our public schools.
Rob Henderson overcame the odds of broken homes and foster care and graduated from Yale. His experiences have convinced him that two parents are essential to the well-being of children.
In his 'Meditations,' Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius observed that a key to growth is training ourselves to do the things we don't wish to do.
Sam Haselby says this “should be the end times” for American patriotism. Yet the opposite seems to be happening, and he can’t understand why.
It’s not cultural appropriation, it’s “cultural appreciation.”
Recognizing a problem is the first step toward solving it.
Might the latest wedding trend detract from the solemnity of marriage?
Millennials think socialism sounds great... until they have to deal with the effects of the system.
Incels (Involuntary Celibate men) are both examples and victims of the victim-based identity politics that pervades our culture.
Do women and young girls need to realize that being a wife and a mother is not a life of drudgery and oblivion?
Was the 8th grade education of the past just as challenging academically, if not more so, than that which happens in today's college classrooms?
Returning the Favor is Mr. Rowe’s newest show, created in 2017, and celebrating, instead of the blue-collar worker, the common volunteer.
While it’s worthwhile to explore the pros and cons of attachment parenting, Tiger Moms, or free-range concepts, do we get too caught up in these theories? And in so doing, do we forget the basics every parent should pass on to a child in order...
Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius believed that battling reality was futile.
Some of this is likely due to Joanna Gaines’ celebrity status. But after looking through her cookbook, I can’t help but wonder if there’s something more than popularity generating the chart-topping sales.
Those who fail to understand the principles upon which our government is founded risk losing their freedoms.
"The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all..."
Part of the growing process is not simply taking risks and enduring obstacles.
The most obvious issue is this: “What is the meaning and value of a single human life?”
The first state dinner hosted by the Trumps was received with great pomp, circumstance, and, per usual, titter over the little details. Perhaps not surprisingly, it was First Lady Melania Trump’s fashion choices that...
Our heritage of foreign intervention is a new one, an innovation introduced by the progressives. To imagine a clean and humane progressivism is, simply, a fool’s errand. There is no such thing as a non-racist and non-imperialist progressivism…
Is it time to return to the wisdom Barbara Bush presented at Wellesley so many years ago?
If the Department of Justice no longer believes in the rule of law, the whole notion of America is turned on its head.
"The culture of the group of which your child is a part growing up will be the culture he or she adopts as their own."
“The Dating Project” follows the lives of several men and women who range in age from late teens to forties. All of them are single. All of them would like to get married. And all of them are rather stymied over how to move from single to...
In their effort to right wrongs, the Social Justice warriors often commit the very evil they are attempting to erase.
One of the overarching desires in life – whether we admit it or not – is to simply be happy. We know it’s not always feasible or realistic, yet it’s something we desire on some level—for ourselves, our spouses, and most especially, our...
In modern American culture, Christianity is admirable so long as it is reduced to a series of vague, humanistic platitudes.
As debate director Helen Morgan-Parmett explained, "'There is also a lot of sexual predation that happens in the debate community.'"
It’s all well and good to praise a girl for being a success in school, but when we do so, we should also consider the message it sends to her.
Three reasons kids seem to revel in learning good manners.
It’s the parents who have changed. It’s the parents who have put their own happiness above the best interests of their kids.
China’s rating scheme is the latest and most expansive effort by central planners to use government to encourage good behavior.
As a young adult who has dealt with anxiety my whole life, I think I have a few explanations.
Why are so many American white men killing themselves and others? And what’s to be done about this phenomenon?
The late NYU Professor Neil Postman said all people must choose whether to be an Athenian or a Visigoth. But how does one tell one from the other?
The surrounding environment has less to do with it than we've been told.
Gun ownership is not our problem.
Many Christians believe that Glastonbury is the site of the earliest church in Britain, allegedly founded in the first or second century by Joseph of Arimathea.
With two children in tow, another one on the way, and a great deal of time in the public eye, the Duchess of Cambridge is undoubtedly one of the world’s foremost mothers.
It’s been 50 years since the Atlantic decried marriage as “a wretched institution”—and since then everything seems to have only gotten worse.
In 'What’s Wrong with the World,' G.K. Chesterton argued that capitalists and socialists alike show little interest in defending our most basic social unit.
Does our society need to revive the simple straightforwardness of cultivating rational creatures?
Today's society works overtime to proclaim its devotion to women and their right to be anything they want to be... but does it ignore a woman's foremost desire?
College students are very supportive of free speech protection... but only if it fits within their idea of diversity and inclusion.
We may fail to appreciate how much progress the world has made because the news is usually about bad and unusual things.
Only in a free-market system can we truly achieve individual liberty and human flourishing.
The idea that women have been freed from the chains of full-time motherhood to pursue more meaningful work is sexism disguised as enlightenment.
There's a major ingredient Americans have cast aside which may be causing today's chaos.
Eight prisoners have applied for medical aid in dying.
It's not the women getting the short end of the stick.
According to news reports, recent snowfalls led the head of the Jo Richardson Community School to decree that pupils were not allowed to have snowball fights, nor were they even allowed to touch the snow.
Telling others to 'get on the right side of history' is not just a form of intellectual bullying. It also reveals a tyrannical dimension to those who'd invoke the future to destroy the past.
A return to subsidiarity-style government might be America's best hope to survive. But will it be enough?
Cicero was far ahead of his time on the topic of private property.
Liberty and responsibility are inseparable.
Opinions and statistics vary as to how large an impact automation will have on the employment market. But many tech execs are taking no chances.
College professors are realizing that their students don't know how to do anything beyond hooking up.
Prominent writers are calling for repeal of the Second Amendment. This invites an important question: Why do we have it in the first place?
What's behind this inconsistency?
Now no less than in his own day, the nation would do well to attend the wisdom of Frederick Douglass.
Is our gender identity biologically determined and immutable, or self-created and changeable?
Does the bended-knee proposal give a distorted view of marriage?
A new study on Uber drivers reveals some interesting differences about the sexes.
We certainly can’t force ourselves to be happy, but we don’t have to because that’s not what true optimism is about.
The answer varies considerably depending upon the circumstances and people affected, but some eye-opening patterns are present.
Would we experience better care, lower prices, and less intrusion by third parties if we brought the modern doctor back to the local community?
Nearly two thousand years ago, a well-known philosopher laid out the characteristics that make up a rational person.
If we train children to operate as “machines,” then how can we expect them to behave with natural curiosity and excitement when it comes to learning?
Can true gentlemen exist in the #MeToo movement?
His project is about personal, not political, empowerment.
Czech sociologist Dana Hamplova provides an answer with results from a European study of mothers with children under three.
Today's schools appear to neglect teaching the very things which made Jefferson's writing great.
Students who take the Classic Learning Test are more deeply measured in intellectual proficiency.
Wise was he. (So spend five minutes on his couch.)
Instead of teaching woke literature that’s social justice compatible, the college is teaching Plato.
The Mayberry that we see in the first few seasons of The Andy Griffith Show is systematically undermined, desecrated, and destroyed by the iconoclasm of sixties’ ideological hedonism…
Lynn Tran and Richard Hazen checked with the government before building an elaborate treehouse on their private property. Then the government changed its mind.
The exam consisted of 146 questions and required a score of 90 percent to pass.
Today’s men – whether they be current or future fathers – have been inundated with messages that they are unnecessary, ineffective, and even predatory at times.
The freedom to disagree is what makes America so unique.
As one of America's earliest diplomats, Franklin had firsthand experience in gaining and maintaining valuable friendships.
It's a trend that's spreading to various schools - and both students and teachers love it.
If we want honor to make a comeback in our culture, it does come at a price.
Could it help solve the modern adulting crisis?
Five facts and five falsehoods which the media and politicians spread in 2017.
Education is not a question of “rights” to be imposed by the state, but of the “freedom” of parents to choose the sort of education that they believe is best for their children…
Are we denying students an important key toward future success?
If you are like me, you’ve resolved to make changes in your life only to experience the frustration of sliding back into old habits.
Instagram hosts more than 220 million photographs hashtagged with #selfie and more than 330 million hashtagged with #me.
A three-judge panel of the Oregon Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a decision by a state agency that led to the fine and forced Aaron and Melissa Klein to close their bakery.
German kindergartens appear to be places of “lawlessness” to the American parents who send their children to them. But are they?
One simple reason.
Justice and liberty have no better spokesman than Cicero.
Is the push against "toxic masculinity" giving rise to increased suicide rates for men?
The retired British boxer, who is a practicing Muslim, is receiving an avalanche of abuse after posting a picture of a Christmas tree.
As James Dean asked, What do you do when you have to be a man?
The monastery was the most influential institution in Western Europe during the Middle Ages.
Karl Marx doesn’t align with what’s important to Millennials.
It involves the destruction of an invaluable repository of social and collective memory.
The Bill of Rights contains our most basic and important freedoms... but many Americans can't even name them. Can you?
There is perhaps no manlier icon in Hollywood history than John Wayne.
The legacy of the Bill of Rights is this: What government did not create, it can neither bestow nor confiscate.
Author Catherine Nixey offers a history worth reading the 'The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World.'
Are we looking at the end of Europe as we know it?
Various individuals have proclaimed that their entrance into Harvard was paved by homeschooling. But what about after they get in? Are they up to the task and able to succeed?
How much can the chattering class actually help me be a better person, a better husband, a better father, or a better boss?
G.K. Chesterton rejected optimism and pessimism because he found both to be expressions of a fatalistic approach to life.
The tell-all of a lone female who is preventing Intellectual Takeout headquarters from “becoming a frat house.”
It’s all because many decades ago the courts abandoned the principle that liberty and private property necessarily entail the right of freedom of association, which necessarily entails the right to discriminate.
Oh, the irony...
Laura M. Nicolae, a student at Harvard studying math, shared the story of her father in the college newspaper. And it was powerful.
Facebook is betting that video will kill text within 5 years.
In his Farewell Address, George Washington urged America to be non-interventionist, but that was before the nuclear age.
American schools have been following the educational ideas of one man for a number of decades... and student knowledge continues to stagnate.
Lots of accusations are flying out there, here’s something to keep in mind.
In a culture so animated by people wanting, taking, and consuming, Thanksgiving stands alone. It is a time of humility, a time to remember all those who toiled and struggled to secure the blessings we have, a time to maybe even acknowledge the...
Without the dogged activism of Sarah Josepha Hale, Thanksgiving may never have become the national holiday it is today.
It is an odd thing about man; even at peace we need outlets for competition and conflict.
A Canadian T.A. was called to task for objectively sharing both sides of an issue in a university discussion.
"When we are required to define life as random chaos without order or spiritual/noble purpose, gratification must be instantaneous or it's not gratifying at all. Why wait? Why not just do as you please, and as your sense drive you to consume,...
The types of things parents discuss (or don't) with their kids are quite revealing.
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.
Some professors are fed up with the feelings-based arguments they get in class and are trying to retrain their students to argue logically.
Marriage between cousins remains rampant in much of the Muslim world. And the results are truly tragic.
Like the 19th century version of populism that rallied against the gold standard, today’s economic populism is similarly anti-establishment and anti-elitist.
"Man is constantly being assured today that he has more power than ever before in history, but his daily experience is one of powerlessness." - Richard Weaver
Christopher Dawson: "The totalitarian state --- and perhaps the modern state in general -- is not satisfied with passive obedience; it demands full co-operation from the cradle to the grave."
"The only way we can give man the strength to withstand mental infection is through giving him the utmost freedom in the exchange of ideas."
Common Sense, aka C.S., lived a long life, but died from heart failure at the brink of the millennium.
Would we see a lot less anger, dissension, judgment, and rejection of the truth if we applied these principles to life beyond the workforce?
There's a reason Americans are so susceptible to propaganda.
Andrew Sullivan, writing at 'New York' magazine, says Democrats' fidelity to open-borders is a "kind of madness that could keep them from power indefinitely."
"By giving treatment to young children we may be perpetrating a great harm."
A rising share of Americans think it doesn't.
'The Odyssey' encourages us to choose our leaders and role models carefully.
Trump’s tweet threatening to revoke the licenses of media for publishing “fake news” is indefensible.
Seneca thought that anger is a temporary madness, and that even when justified, we should never act on the basis of it.
The examples all point to a major lapse in curriculum.
While it’s a bit late for parents of millennials to teach their kids the basics of adult survival, millennials have a clean slate with the next generation.
I work on a university campus. One might expect such a place to feel vibrant and energetic, but lately there seems to be more fatigue and malaise.
Is free K-12 education also bad for students?
‘If you love your baby'- the marketing pitch new parents should ignore.
Is the Antifa fight against fascism actually fighting for the fascist ideology without realizing it?
"Though I am sometimes reluctant to admit it, there really is something ‘timeless’ in the Tyndale/King James synthesis." - Christopher Hitchens
'The contents of the Internet were the same old items in multiplied confusion.'
J.R.R. Tolkiens' book 'The Hobbit' today is rated as the sixth bestselling work of literature of all time.
The White House signals that President Donald Trump will sign legislation prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks.
Scores in math, reading, and writing all soared when Feversham Primary Academy began its new approach to learning.
Becoming a mother means enriching your identity, not forfeiting it.
Most of us probably know someone who, when it comes to organic food, is ALL IN.
When people fear to speak out against propaganda in schools, we are dangerously close to losing our country.
Despite the great successes of the Scottish and Americans in the eighteenth century, the nineteenth century bred the narrowest thought of all.
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.
Camille Paglia recently suggested that the rise of gender dysphoria is simply the new face of the counter-culture.
Pope Francis loves to praise dialogue. But when it comes to global warming he is in 'the science is settled' camp.
A new survey finds that overwhelming numbers of today's college students have low regard for this important 1st Amendment right.
A genuine nationalist cannot be an imperialist. In this sense, the so-called nationalism of the nineteenth century was nothing of the sort…
Training in tolerance and sensitivity seems to have preceded instruction in free speech.
Today the farce being played out in the United States is plain for all who care to witness it.
Modern life is exceedingly stressful. It’s likely that in our quest for material prosperity, we’ve utterly abandoned the need for spiritual prosperity.
There was a specific reason why Lewis avoided the typewriter like the plague.
“Peace is only an armistice in an endless war.”
"Introducing gender-free clothing is like imposing the Mao suit on everyone."
What primacy does reason hold over passion in a universe in which objective truth does not exist?
The NFL’s kneeling problem is getting worse, and that’s a bad sign for America.
Traditional Christian teaching has taught that the bond between one man and one woman is good for everyone, not just Christians.
G.K. Chesterton's ideas and writings do no fit neatly into those of the 21st century, which makes them all the more important.
"All through the history of the West the Greeks have continued to spur innovation..."
Having three children is exceedingly rare in modern Europe. In fact, many Europeans aren't having children at all.
Antifa is pronounced "an-TEE-fuh," in case you were wondering.
It would be a mistake to overlook just how Christian this idea is.
Over the last century, a large majority of Muslim countries have banned instant-talaq, including neighbours Pakistan and Bangladesh.