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Is It Time for a New Renaissance?

Is It Time for a New Renaissance?

We live in an age that attempts to build upward by destroying foundations. 

Should Children Address Adults as Mr. or Mrs.?

Should Children Address Adults as Mr. or Mrs.?

Is it possible that simply teaching young people to address their elders by last name would help to restore some level of respect for authority while also building up the family unit?

New Yorker Skewers PC Culture in Recreation of "Lord of the Flies"

New Yorker Skewers PC Culture in Recreation of "Lord of the Flies"

In the piece, Keohane recreates a scene on the beach from the famous William Golding novel, but this time, with language that you might find on modern college campuses.

What Harvard Neglected in 1982

What Harvard Neglected in 1982

It might hint at our current leadership challenges in politics and business.

People in 1890 Waited Longer to Get Married, Too

People in 1890 Waited Longer to Get Married, Too

"Despite marrying at older ages, Americans are actually marrying sooner in their lifetime than they did a century ago."

Are We Discouraging Parenting?

Are We Discouraging Parenting?

In the long run, does our society need to do better at encouraging a healthy view toward the importance of parenting?

What 8th Graders Had to Know About Geography in 1907

What 8th Graders Had to Know About Geography in 1907

Check out these questions and answers to see if you can pass the exam!
We're Sitting Ducks

We're Sitting Ducks

It's a little scary how dependent Americans have become upon the government and present system.

Refugees, Migrants, or Invaders?

Refugees, Migrants, or Invaders?

Let's honestly consider Europe's mass-migration challenge. 

C.S. Lewis on the 4 Major Differences between the Present and the Recent Past

C.S. Lewis on the 4 Major Differences between the Present and the Recent Past

He thought the “greatest of all divisions in the history of the West” was between the time of Jane Austen (1775-1817) and his own time.

These Americans Can’t Answer Simple Citizenship Questions: Are Schools to Blame?

These Americans Can’t Answer Simple Citizenship Questions: Are Schools to Blame?

What happens when our schools don’t focus on the same education goals as those of the Founders?

Advice from My Father

Advice from My Father

I barely knew him, but he left a journal and it might help you. 

DePaul Professor Says the Free Market Isn’t That Free

DePaul Professor Says the Free Market Isn’t That Free

Cavanaugh argues that the way the free market understands freedom eventually leads to greater imbalances of power and the diminishment of freedom.  

What is "Secularism"?

What is "Secularism"?

Obviously, we’re in a secular age. But what kind? Charles Taylor, author of the seminal book A Secular Age gives 3 definitions.

The Suicide of Thought

The Suicide of Thought

Naturalism may be insupportable as a worldview, but when generations now have had it beaten into them from the earliest age, is it really a surprise when there are those who take it seriously and act accordingly?

New Research Shows iPads are Not a Panacea for Educational Woes

New Research Shows iPads are Not a Panacea for Educational Woes

Have iPad initiatives been misguided?

A Primer on Courage

A Primer on Courage

Here is what Western civilization has traditionally meant by the term "courage."

Are We Over-Medicating Children?

Are We Over-Medicating Children?

Is it time to explore other avenues besides medication to deal with children who can’t sit still, have difficulty remembering instructions, or who need continual adult supervision?

Some Stories are Worth Remembering

Some Stories are Worth Remembering

Civilizations are built on stories. We're forgetting ours. 

Homeschooling Mom: We Pulled Out of the Public Schools Because of the System, Not the People

Homeschooling Mom: We Pulled Out of the Public Schools Because of the System, Not the People

As it turns out, teachers and homeschoolers may share some of the same critiques about today’s public education system.

More Americans Today Really Need to Read the Anti-Federalist Papers

More Americans Today Really Need to Read the Anti-Federalist Papers

5 important and largely unknown quotes.

Adults are Using Children's Activities to Unwind

Adults are Using Children's Activities to Unwind

These past few days, I’ve received two reminders about how stressful work is for many Americans today.

Libraries: Filling the Community and... Skills Void?

Libraries: Filling the Community and... Skills Void?

Libraries are evolving in a surprising way.

Obama Comes Out Against Intolerant College Students

Obama Comes Out Against Intolerant College Students

At a town hall meeting in Iowa, President Obama put in his two cents on the increasingly intolerant and censored atmosphere of today’s college campuses.

Other Things Have a Purpose... Why Not Human Beings?

Other Things Have a Purpose... Why Not Human Beings?

In the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle contended that just as other things have a purpose for which they are made, or a function they are called to perform, so human beings must also have an ultimate purpose.

The Emerging Victimhood Culture is Scary

The Emerging Victimhood Culture is Scary

By now you’ve most likely heard about the increasingly sanitized, PC culture that is coming to predominate on college campuses. And on a weekly basis you witness a public figure self-immolate in an attempt to quell the frenzied demand of a mob for an apology.

Why Modern America Might Have the Most Equality It Ever Had

Why Modern America Might Have the Most Equality It Ever Had

We hear a lot about equality these days: equality in income, education, marriage, gender, race, class – the list could go on.

The Potential Problems with Universal Pre-K

The Potential Problems with Universal Pre-K

I wonder if universal Pre-K will be detrimental to both rich and poor alike.

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