Yesterday we gave you a quick appetizer of Intellectual Takeout’s top 2016 posts, numbers 50 through 26. Today we bring you Intellectual Takeout’s 25 most read articles in 2016.
Looking forward to a great 2017 of rational and reasoned discourse with you, our wonderful audience!
If you know the right clues, it’s practically like spotting a toupee.
Curiously, the loudest cries often come from students attending the most expensive and elite colleges.
This brief quiz assesses your philosophical world view and determines to which of the eight schools of thought you are closest.
It’s great that schools today have students read contemporary literature. But we still need to make sure that students also read good literature from the past and are sufficiently challenged.
“My students are know-nothings.”
Does the modern rejection of classical languages contribute to falling proficiency?
“Please teach your sons to be men, because the women of the world are tired of the boys.”
Children-turned-adults should not have to be taking extra classes in order to learn the basic skills of life. They should already have learned many of them from their parents – and teachers – as they grew up.
Multiculturalism doesn’t work. And boys and girls are unequal.
“I think in a certain way you need to expect kids to behave like adults, but you should not give them the authority of an adult.”
Research shows that people have grown accustomed to informal, sloppy text messaging. Will this erode our writing skills?
North Korea has sentenced Otto Warmbier to 15 years of hard labor.
Americans today might do well to heed Bonhoeffer’s warning.
As it has been said: we don’t possess things; they end up possessing us.
The numbers are horrifying.
We’ve all seen it. And heard it. You’re in a restaurant. There’s a man there with his girlfriend.
In short, to be “well-educated” is not merely ignorance, it is the arrogance of ignorance.
Most Western academics today are using their intellectual capital to answer questions that nobody’s asking on pages that nobody’s reading. What a waste.
A famous philosopher explains what you should do if you find both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump repellent.
“No man either King or Subject, Clergyman or Layman has any Right to dictate to me the Person I shall choose for my Legislator and Ruler. I must judge for myself, but how can I judge, how can any Man judge, unless his Mind has been opened and enlarged by Reading.”
Americans have tried the kinder, gentler, let-me-be-your-friend approach to parenting for the last several decades. And it’s not working.
A nation now founded on the idea of equality will have to make all laws and traditions conform to that ideology.
Michio Kaku has made a name for himself as a world-leading theoretical physicist unafraid to speak his mind. His latest claim is likely to make waves in the world of science.
Letters sent to the incoming class of 2020 make it clear the University of Chicago isn’t a fan of trigger warnings or safe spaces.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden recently popped up and offered his take on the presidential election.
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