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Marx and Lincoln: Comrades in the Making?

Marx and Lincoln: Comrades in the Making?

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.

Bad Quotes of Some Bad Presidents

Bad Quotes of Some Bad Presidents

"The government is in us; we are the government, you and I."

Booker T. Washington’s Racial Compromise?

Booker T. Washington’s Racial Compromise?

Booker T. Washington indeed might have sought reconciliation between white and black, but his call was truly to his own race alone to educate themselves and to work hard to improve mind and character.

Why Are Young Men No Longer Solid Providers?

Why Are Young Men No Longer Solid Providers?

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.

Why Bad Arguments Are So Persuasive

Why Bad Arguments Are So Persuasive

Why are so many people persuaded by bad arguments?

What Might Have Been: Russia's Missed Opportunity of 1917

What Might Have Been: Russia's Missed Opportunity of 1917

The Bolshevik coup d’état brought an end to the first democratic experiment in the history of Russia, thwarting the consolidation of liberal democracy in the Slavic country.

How 'Woke' Are You on World Poverty?

How 'Woke' Are You on World Poverty?

 The self-proclaimed woke are fast asleep, but you don’t have to be.

Why College Students Have More in Common with Non-PC Authors Than They Realize

Why College Students Have More in Common with Non-PC Authors Than They Realize

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 dangerous dissidents.

Why Elites Hate Border Walls

Why Elites Hate Border Walls

Cosmopolitans seek to tear down walls, literally and figuratively.

How Nostalgia Drives Both Political Parties

How Nostalgia Drives Both Political Parties

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 1913 Prescription for ‘Toxic Masculinity’

A 1913 Prescription for ‘Toxic Masculinity’

A clear vision of manhood from an American hero.

The Root of Our Troubles

The Root of Our Troubles

Plato's Republic sheds profound light on the real problem.

What Cicero Would Say about Roger Stone

What Cicero Would Say about Roger Stone

Is Mr. Stone guilty of his alleged crimes? We don’t know.

Populist Rebellion: Then & Now

Populist Rebellion: Then & Now

The motif of the era we are living through has emerged as one of rebellion against the establishment and the oligarchy that perpetuates it. The larger question is whether some politically amorphous dissident army can upend the status quo.

Is Tucker Right?

Is Tucker Right?

Is Tucker Carlson right to argue that the free market can be destructive to the family?

Why Liberal Chesterton Shunned the Progressive Label

Why Liberal Chesterton Shunned the Progressive Label

Although many, including President Teddy Roosevelt, saw eugenics as a social good, G. K. Chesterton was not among them.

Where Is The Beauty in Buildings?

Where Is The Beauty in Buildings?

Each building has a voice, and each city, town, or village is merely a collection of those voices. 

The Man Who Created the German Economic Miracle

The Man Who Created the German Economic Miracle

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.  

What 1990s True-Crime Shows and Movies Teach about America Today

What 1990s True-Crime Shows and Movies Teach about America Today

The worst example of how little things have changed is the movie I, Tonya.

A History Lesson on the Shifting Political Stances on Illegal Immigration

A History Lesson on the Shifting Political Stances on Illegal Immigration

"Border control is a federal responsibility," says... Dianne Feinstein?

George Bernard Shaw Was so Enamored with Socialism He Advocated Genocide to Advance It

George Bernard Shaw Was so Enamored with Socialism He Advocated Genocide to Advance It

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.

The Feminist Fantasy: Strong Women, Weak Men, No Children

The Feminist Fantasy: Strong Women, Weak Men, No Children

Television writer Andrew Davies has complained that "it is now 'compulsory' to have a leading lady capable of fending for herself."

Was There a Star of Bethlehem? An Astronomer Presents the Evidence.

Was There a Star of Bethlehem? An Astronomer Presents the Evidence.

Astronomer and chairman of the New York-based American Museum-Hayden Planetarium, Dr. Franklyn Branley, addresses the question.

Congress Used to Pass Bipartisan Legislation – Will It Ever Again?

Congress Used to Pass Bipartisan Legislation – Will It Ever Again?

Does the return of divided government in the current Congress mean not much will happen over the next two years? 

Why are Parents Now Paying Children to Get Dressed?

Why are Parents Now Paying Children to Get Dressed?

Have we gone overboard on the entitlement-attitude toward chores?

What Aristotle Can Teach Us about Trump's Rhetoric

What Aristotle Can Teach Us about Trump's Rhetoric

Trump's success as a communicator may have something to do with the fact that he employs Aristotle's tips on effective rhetoric.

'Justice' is the 'Word of the Year.' But What is 'Social Justice'?

'Justice' is the 'Word of the Year.' But What is 'Social Justice'?

Merriam-Webster has picked the word 'justice' for 2018. But are we practicing the wrong definition of the word?

Chesterton On Why You Should Be A Reactionary

Chesterton On Why You Should Be A Reactionary

Chesterton did not like to be called a conservative.  He classified himself as a reactionary.  

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